SCHOOL COUNCIL IDLING CAMPAIGN
As you’re probably aware, Ryecroft is aiming to become an ‘Idle-Free Zone.”
What Is Idling?
Idling occurs when a vehicle’s engine is left running while it is parked or stationary for a period of longer than 30 seconds. You can imagine the number of toxic pollutants that fill the air as a result. Idling vehicles in our school zone can be hard on our children’s young, developing lungs, especially as the pollutants are linked to asthma and other health problems. Increased emissions are also impacting on our planet’s health too.
The School Councillors are taking this issue very seriously and recently planned and took part in a special assembly to raise awareness amongst their peers. They carried out a leaflet campaign and asked parents and carers to support the scheme by making a pledge to make Ryecroft an Idle-Free Zone. Our determined councillors even took to the streets to get their message across!
What Can You Do To Help?
You can help reduce the air pollution around our school by doing the following:-