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Creative and colourful anti-idling banners designed by pupils have gone up outside six schools in Wokingham Borough to support our efforts to improve air quality.

Idling means leaving a vehicle’s engine running while it is stationary. By switching off your engine, you can reduce the amount of exhaust fumes entering the atmosphere, conserve energy and save money.

The eye-catching artworks were the winners of an annual competition organised by our My Journey Wokingham  sustainable and active travel team.

The banners remind drivers to switch off their car engines outside schools, particularly around drop-off and pick-up times, as this contributes to harmful air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The location of the anti-idling banners and this year’s winners are:

  • Felicity (St Teresa’s Catholic Academy, Wokingham)
  • Emily (Wheatfield Primary School, Winnersh)
  • Lucas (Emmbrook Junior School, Wokingham)
  • Sebastian (Nine Mile Ride Primary School, Finchampstead)
  • Izzy (The Colleton Primary School, Twyford)
  • Aeyva (Charvil Piggott Primary School)

Ten schools are now signed up to our Air Quality project, which is funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Pupils take part in a range of activities including monitoring air quality and encouraging their school community to travel more sustainably.

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