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Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is encouraging primary schools to get involved and join the Pollution Patrol as part of Clean Air Day.

Developed by the MBC Mid Kent Environmental Health Service Team, in partnership with Canterbury City Council, the project has been designed to help children learn about air pollution.

The Pollution Patrol project is a new interactive learning resource developed for primary schools and is a digital resource which has been supported by a DEFRA Air Quality Grant.  The project is intended to educate and inform primary school children about air pollution, whilst educating them about the issues associated with it, its damages and encourages children and the wider community to take steps to improve the air quality.

A group of children already taking part in the project have recorded a video called the Pollution Patrol song, and the Council is asking all primary schools across the borough to support the project as part of the annual Clean Air Day which takes place today - Thursday 16 June. The video can be seen on the Pollution Patrol website: www.pollutionpatrol.org.uk

Cllr Simon Webb, MBC Lead Member for Housing and Health said:

We are encouraging all primary schools across the borough to get involved in the Pollution Patrol project not just for Clean Air Day this Thursday but for the future.

It is great to know that so many children are already taking part in the project and so encouraging to hear their song and see the video they have produced. It would be even better if all our schools sign up to take part too.

To find out more about Pollution Patrol, register your school or to take part in the project go to the website:  www.pollutionpatrol.org.uk


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