What is the Clean Air Champions scheme?
The Clean Air Champions scheme is Asthma + Lung UK’s programme for students to become ambassadors for clean air. The scheme has 3 building blocks that students will take action on to become Clean Air Champions:
- Raising awareness
For our young change-makers, fighting for clean air is fighting for their future – both for their environment and for their health.
How does the site work?
This website is the hub for the Champions’ sponsored walking challenge (the fundraising element of the scheme). They are organising sponsored walks with their schools to show how active travel can have a positive effect on air quality. They can work together as a whole school to make a difference.
Whether it’s a walk to school week, a day of walking or a whole month of walking, Champions design the challenge however works for them. Students sign up here, create their page, track their distance and unlock achievements – all on this site.
The students’ incredible fundraising is such an important step in making a difference in the fight for clean air. This can pay for things like air quality monitors to show how much air pollution is in an area. This crucial data from the monitors can then be used to show what needs to change in the fight against air pollution.
The other blocks in the scheme are raising awareness and campaigning
To Raise Awareness
Champions use our free resource pack to build their knowledge of air pollution and then spread the word to their school and community. This could be talking to their class, presenting in assembly or making a display board – whatever they choose!
Champions can use their voices to make a difference. This could be by writing a letter to their MP, signing a petition or spreading the word in their local community.
Interested in being involved?
Your school not on board yet? Let us know - we’d love to hear from you!