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CARS MAKE SCHOOLS SUFFER
The study showed that the level of air pollution during the departure from school is much higher than the recommended limits.
A team from Northumbria University has been studying locations outside of Newcastle’s 12 schools for two years. They found that air pollution levels associated with school departure and departure times would regularly exceed the limits set by the World Health Organization for 2021. These recommended limits are not followed in the UK.
High levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and tiny particles called particulate matter (PM) can cause many health problems in adults and children. That’s why it’s so important to keep air pollution levels low, especially around schools.
Doctors and activists call for road closures near schools, at various times landing and pick-up time, as well as the movement of pick-up and drop-off locations from the entrance to the school. They also urge drivers not to idle when parked cars are left with their engines running.
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Flynn York and Flory Walters
We went to the New Victoria Theater in Woking to see the gangster granny.
The performance was funny, but sometimes sad. My favorite part was when Ben and Grandma were talking to the computer fiction about the Bubble Wrap Appreciation Society.
I thought it was very clever that they did the underwater scene while sailing down the Thames. My favorite character was the gangsta granny because of her comedy and the way she farted whenever she walked!
I would definitely go and see it again. It was a lot of fun and we even danced with the queen at the end!
An annual star count begins to determine which areas of the UK are most affected by light pollution. Counting ends March 6th. See tinyurl.com/starcount2022 for more
INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY
A global campaign to raise awareness of the threats polar bears face due to a warming Arctic.
WIN! FAB STABILO PRIZES
First News is looking for talented people to create a poster for our new Look Up! road safety campaign. You can win an exciting set of STABILO stationery for yourself and your classmates.
The answer to last week’s riddle