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Pollution this week

Posted: May 12, 2017

As you will all be aware, HK pollution levels over the past couple of weeks, and last Wednesday especially, reached very high levels. In such circumstances, all ESF schools, including Discovery College, work under a number of ESF guidelines depending on what activities are happening and where. On Wednesday this week, we suspended all outside play and PE lessons, including the school swimming programme.

The concern around air pollution in Hong Kong is obviously one that we all share. We continually monitor the HK Air Quality Health Index as well as receive regular updates from both the HK AQHI and ESF. Depending on the severity of the pollution, the school takes action according the levels reported. At the moment we are investigating the purchase of a school-based monitoring system, so that we can get real time data that is appropriate to our location, as at the moment our closest sampling station is in Tung Chung.