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Clean Air Day ... You too can make a difference ...

Would you like to know more about climate change, about weather, about pollution and about what you can do to make a difference?

Tuesday 15th June is Clean Air Day, a day when we look at the ways in which we use, interact with, rely on the air, what is does for us and what we can do for it. We look at climate, pollution and more besides on this day but it is not something we should only look at and consider on one day of the year, we should use this day to promote awareness and begin a new journey to make a difference.

One way that we can do this is by sharing a story, a story with a message, a story with a heart and a story written for children to read, for educators to share and one that comes with a vast range of exceptional supporting resources for all.

I don’t want to say too much in today’s blog for I want you to follow this link. I want you to go and read Grandma’s Footsteps. I want you to enjoy the story, to discuss and to learn from it.

Grandma’s Footsteps follows the story of Hy Knowshole and his family. It reminds us that we all have a role to play in having clean air, and a healthy and safe planet. It encourages you to follow in their footsteps by taking action on air pollution and climate change, watching the weather and learn how you too can protect yourself from dirty air. In the story Hy Knowshole sets off to find out what the people of Etherley should do about their city being out of balance. Like Hy, the reader is encouraged to try out ways to protect our planet from climate change.

You can make a difference, we can all make a difference and we can all work towards the creation of clean air. Please, head over to the website now, read the story, explore the resources and start on your own journey to helping create clean air, today and every day.

With thanks to National Centre for Atmospheric Science for creating this initiative, to Patrice Lawrence for the story, to artist educator Amara Lawrence for the illustrations and to the sixty Year Five students in Bradford, a designated clean air zone city, who contributed to the story too.

If you’ve read Grandma’s Footsteps please recommend the story to others.


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