Campaigning against air pollution


  • 200 students
  • 16 to 19 year olds
  • 8 weeks

After finding out about charities supporting people dealing with the effects of air pollution, students at Croydon College wanted to take action. Teams of students did this in different ways across the college: science students looked at ways to measure air pollution in their community, health and beauty students examined the impact of products being used in salons while other students ran a campaign to raise awareness of the issue.

Run by: Enrichment Officer

Other attributes developed: Confidence

Reflection: At the end of the project students completed a booklet showing their research, reflections and social action. Students were supported to use learning from this project when taking part in mock interviews later in the year

Links to curriculum learning: Links to subject specific curricula

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Students could explore the range of careers within the health and beauty and environmental sectors. Employee volunteers could be invited to share their own career journeys. Links to Gatsby Benchmark 4 & 5 - Linking curriculum learning to careers, and encounters with employers and employees