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Whitfield pupils get creative to think about clean air

Miles who produced the winning design with Perry the Pigeon.

Pupils at a Glossop primary school got their thinking caps on to explore how pollution levels are affected by their journeys to and from school. 

Move More Glossop held a drawing competition at Whitfield St James' CE (VC) Primary School to mark Clean Air Day last Thursday (17 June) - a national annual campaign which aims to improve public understanding of air pollution both indoors and outdoors.

Youngsters from all year groups were asked to create creature characters with a message about clean air. 

Helen Thornhill, Move More Glossop Project Officer, said: "We had a huge number of fantastic entries from ladybirds, snakes, trees, spongebob and superheroes, making choosing the winner very difficult. I would like to thank all the children for their efforts, they were amazing." 

The designs that the children came up with 

The winner was Perry the Pigeon by Miles in Year 6, with runners-up going to Cody the Caterpillar by Jacob in Year 5 and Tom the Tree by Charlie in Year 3.

They all received prizes, presented by deputy head teacher Leo Ford.

The characters have been used to create a poster warning people about the pollution created by traveling to school in cars (see below).

The Chadwick Street school also recently took part in Travel Smart Week - a campaign to encourage pupils and parents to make the most of their journeys to school to help them keep fit, as well as reduce traffic and pollution. 

Move More Glossop helps people in Glossop to move more and find ways to build movement into everyday life. 

To find out more about its work, visit the Move More Glossop Facebook page or Twitter account.

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