Improvement is in the air: Using pupil citizen scientists to co-produce, implement and evaluate theory-based interventions to improve air quality at the school gate

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This project is due to finish in October 2024. The goal was to improve children’s health by making the air around schools in Bradford cleaner.

Air pollution causes many health problems like breathing issues, asthma, cancer, stroke, and heart disease. The project engaged with parents, kids, school staff, local groups, government, and charities to evaluate closing streets near schools. Closing streets was thought to encourage more walking, scooting, and biking to school. The project gathered insights by interviewing people and using surveys. The project found that other local changes are needed first to really improve air quality. These changes include making people feel safer about road conditions, improving how the streets and area around the schools look and feel, and building more trust between community members. Making these changes first is vital for the street closures to meet the goals of improving health by reducing pollution.

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Sub-theme: Healthy Places

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Currently Underway

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Improvement is in the air: Using pupil citizen scientists to co-produce, implement and evaluate theory-based interventions to improve air quality at the school gate

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