School Council – Air Pollution

The School council met today with a member of the road safety team from the council.  She told the children that 2 air monitors have been placed on lights at either end of Blyton Ave and they have been monitoring the air pollution produced over the past month or so.  She showed the children graphs of the amounts of air pollution produced and it was clear to see the amounts increased at certain times during the day (school drop off and pick-up times and between 5-7pm when people drive home from work along Blyton Ave to Simonside Hall).  She also showed the children huge maps of South Shields which had dots on to show whereabouts in South Shields Lord Blyton pupils live.  The council have chosen Lord Blyton to be one of five pilot schools in South Tyneside to try to make the air around schools better for children to breathe in.