On Tuesday 28th September we will be celebrating road closure day. To make the event various classes will be completing activities out in the street. One of our activities is monitoring air quality while traffic is not around our school environment.
Why road closures?
We believe that our streets should be safe enough for children to enjoy walking, scooting or cycling to school and where residents and businesses are not inconvenienced by high volumes of traffic. By restricting vehicle access, families can travel to and from school safely without the fear of harm from traffic and air pollution. The aim of a short-term school street event is to:
• Demonstrate that our streets can be enjoyable places for people to live, work, learn and play
• Raise awareness about the health issues related to poor air quality and inactivity.
• Reduce exposure to harmful air pollution from vehicle traffic
• Improve road safety by eliminating traffic outside the school gates
• Increase physical activity and improve health by encouraging more walking, scooting and cycling
• Reduce the stress and tension everyone faces outside school at drop-off and pick-up times
• Improve the quality of life for residents living locally to school
• Consult openly with residents, parents and children
• Gauge public support for more regular/permanent school street closures across Barnsley