Clean Air Day: person blowing bubbles into a cup of orange liquid through a straw, July 2017

Created to raise awareness around the importance of air quality and its impact on health, last month Great Ormond Street Hospital and GOSH Arts marked the inaugural national Clean Air Day.

To celebrate, artist Janye Wilton worked with children with respiratory conditions on Badger Ward to explore how we could record our breath and the importance of making simple changes in our energy consumption and lifestyle to help everyone breathe healthier air.

Children experimented with bubble painting which not only allowed them to see their healthy breath but also helped with their physio exercises as well. Children then created mono-printed posters to encourage others to take alternative transport, turn off their engines when idling and plant more trees to help reduce the carbon dioxide content in the air.