Sourced from Brixton Blog
On Tuesday 18 June, as part of Lambeth Clean Air Week, saw the unveiling of a ‘green screen’ alongside the playground of Corpus Christi primary school to shield children from traffic pollution. Formed of Hedera ivy, this is the second installed in the borough, following in the footsteps of St Helen’s Primary School in Brixton that also faces a heavily polluted road. Three more are planned within the next year as part of the council’s efforts to tackling poor air quality.
Cllr Claire Holland, Lambeth Council cabinet member for Environment & Clean Air, said: “We are serious about improving the quality of our air and protecting our most vulnerable residents from the effects of polluted air. These green screens act as a shield for these young people, who are among the most susceptible to the health problems poor air quality brings. I’m delighted we’ve managed to get another green screen up in Lambeth Clean Air Week. I’ll be working hard to ensure green screens are installed at all of our most at-risk schools, those alongside main roads where most of the pollution comes from.”
Co-Headteacher at Corpus Christi, Robert Coyle, said: “The Corpus Christi School Community is very pleased to have had a green wall installed during Lambeth Clean Air Week. This will significantly reduce pollution and help suppress dust particles as well as improving the daily play environment for our young children.”