I go to school at LaSWAP sixth form. When I’m not in lessons, I work at lunch time in the lower school in the lunch hall. In my free time I'm usually watching shows on Netflix in my bedroom and I'm also part of Camden Youth Theatre.
I was most surprised about the level of air pollution
in my school and near my home. It made me more
aware about the level of pollution effecting not only
me but the people with me as well.
The study found that I’m most exposed to air pollution
while I’m waiting for my bus to school. It’s a busy road
and there are so many big cars passing by with only one person in them, so it’s not surprising the area is polluted.
Kacie’s monitor detected a steady accumulation in pollution throughout the day, meaning her overall exposure was greater than several others.
"I was most surprised about the level of air pollution in my school and near my home."
The air pollution level at Kacie’s schools, while low, were significantly worse than in modern air-conditioned offices.
I told a few of my friends and they had similar reactions to me in believing that my school would have lower levels of pollution. School encourage us to walk or cycle or take a cleaner route - in primary school we had a chart where
they would encourage everyone to walk twice
a week to school.
It’s really worrying when you see reports of the links between air pollution and teenage mental health problems and I wish more could be done to stop people being so ridiculous about driving everywhere.
Pollution is going to affect us more than most people because we’re going to be the ones growing up with it. I believe if people have the information they can change for the better.
"It’s really worrying when you see reports of the links between air pollution and teenage mental health problems"