Design a banner competition – your school’s chance to lead the way in healthy travel to school – DEADLINE 6 March 2020

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Oxford Friends of the Earth and Oxford City Council have launched a joint competition for school children in Oxford in years 3-6.

Read about it in the Oxford Mail and on the City Council website, and read on to find out how to get your school involved and download the letter of invitation plus T&Cs.

Message from Jacky Penning-Rowsell at OxFoE and Cllr Tom Hayes:

Your school’s children could lead the way to greener travel to school in Oxford. Many children know about air pollution and the effects on their health, but some parents and carers need persuading that their car journeys contribute the problem.

We know that some families don’t have a choice- but we want to encourage those that do to use alternatives to the private car.

We are working to cut air pollution in various ways.   As part of this Oxford City Council and Oxford Friends of the Earth are now inviting children from primary school years 3 to 6 across Oxford to design a banner to encourage healthier, greener travel on the school run.

Mini Grey, a well-known Oxford children’s author and illustrator will be one of the judges.

The winning school’s entry will receive a prize of £250 worth of play time equipment. The winning banner will also be displayed at school entrances across the city, as well as on social media.

Please see the “Terms and Conditions” for the details.

Taking part in the competition will also help your school’s chance of winning one of Oxford Friends of the Earth’s Schools ‘Green Badge’ Award.

The winners of the competition will be announced on Clean Air Day, June 18, 2020.

If you require more information about the competition, please contact Oxford City Council’s Air Quality Team at

We very much look forward to receiving your school’s entry in the coming weeks.

Download/view the invitation plus T&Cs here:

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