Our Junior Road Safety Officers are launching a new campaign to encourage parents not to leave their engines on when stationary in traffic.
The No Idling campaign aims to improve the quality of air around our school and protect our health.
As part of this campaign, Maple Walk encourages you all to sign a No Idling Pledge with your child as a commitment to improve air quality and create a healthier environment for students, teachers and parents.
So, if you are going to be sitting still for more than 30 seconds, please remember to turn your car’s engine off.
Evidence shows that idling harms our health: vehicle exhaust fumes are damaging to everyone’s health, but it especially affects children, who breathe more and at a faster rate than adults.
By turning off your engine, you can improve the quality of air pupils, parents and teachers breathe while they are at school.
Idling pollutes the air we breathe: an idling engine produces unnecessary pollution and can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in motion.
By not idling, you reduce the level of harmful emissions being released into the atmosphere. Keep money in your wallet and save fuel.
You can also help reduce air pollution around school by taking up cycling and walking where you can, or think about choosing public transport over using your car as well as car sharing too.
Please support Maple Walk School’s No Idling campaign and turn off your car while waiting to drop off or pick up your children. Together, we can make a real difference and improve the quality of air we all breathe!