MP Smarter Travel Partners with Idling Action London

Cars in traffic. Idling Action London

October 14, 2021

MP Smarter Travel are pleased to announce that we will be working alongside Idling Action London to deliver school workshops and events at primary schools across 31 London boroughs.

Idling Action London is a London-wide behaviour change campaign which is helping to reduce localised air pollution caused by motorists leaving their engines running when parked. Idling Action delivers a wide range of events including educational sessions for motorists, fleet vehicle training, school workshops and working with local authorities to ensure idling regulations are enforced across London.

School workshops and events

Using a variety of interactive workshops, educational sessions and school assemblies, all designed for children from four to 11 years of age, the focus of the events will cover a range of topics including:

  • The composition of the air we breathe.
  • Uncovering London’s most common pollutants and where they come from.
  • How we measure the invisible threat of pollution.
  • Connecting pollution exposure with health conditions.
  • Encouraging students to think about their own journeys and the pollution they might encounter.

Where possible, the workshops and events will be delivered on-site at schools.

About the team

Oli Ivens, Head of Consulting and Project Director

Oli joined MP Smarter Travel in 2018 as a Consultant and has since worked his way to Head of Consulting. Since starting, Oli has worked with local authorities, Business Improvement Districts, schools and charities to deliver sustainable transport projects including Team London Bridge’s Bikes for Business, school travel plans and air quality monitoring.

Mia Wilson, Education Consultant

Mia has over 30 years’ experience working as a school teacher, and has been an independent educational consultant for the past seven years. Over the course of her career, she has taught and advised schools on a range of aspects including student assessment and pupil tracking and has delivered anti-violence and anti-bullying workshops to primary and secondary age students.

As part of the Idling Action project, Mia will be delivering the majority of the workshops and events.

MP Smarter Travel

Since MP Smarter Travel’s inception in 2012, our consultants have worked with schools and local authorities across London delivering sustainable transport workshops, hands up surveys, clean air initiatives and school travel plans projects through TfL STARS. To date, we’ve delivered 25 years’ worth of full school travel plan programmes since 2011-12 across 10 different London boroughs, all to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live and work in London.

Contact us today to see how our team can help schools in your area to deliver a range of engaging and interactive workshops and sustainable transport projects by emailing or calling 0207 960 2553.