Posted: 26 September, 2018

Cool to be Curious – Measuring Air Pollution

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Our new Cool to be Curious project got into full swing this morning taking part in Putney’s BREATHE week.

Groups of Year 4 children from a number of local primary schools spent the morning with our Year 10 mentors and Putney’s award-winning Geography department, measuring traffic and pollution levels in the local area and using the latest technology to chart their results.

They started by counting the number of cars that pass the school, and then moved to the ICT suites to chart their data using the school’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map their results.

David from Trinity St Mary’s, Balham said, “I like it because I’m learning lots of stuff and it’s fun too.”

“We learnt how much pollution is caused and I’ve never used Excel before so it’s very interesting,” said Abdala from Smallwood Primary School.

Mr Grace, one of the accompanying teachers from Trinity St Mary’s Balham told us,”It’s good because it exposes the children to different disciplines and its cross-curricular, bringing together science, geography and ICT.”

 

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