Green My School | Living Green Screens as pollution barriers
- Mobilane Green Screen
- Location: London
- Dealer: Meristem Design
Meristem Design has installed several ready-made green solutions at a school in Victoria London, in the heart of London. With the installation of Mobilane Green Screens, the air quality in the playground is improved for its students, staff, parents and visitors.
High concentrations of harmful substances in the air
St Peter’s is located in a Victoria, an area of London that has a high level of air pollution due to the volume of traffic in and around Victoria’s main train station and Victoria National Bus station. Meristem installed 25m of 1m high Mobilane Green Screens Hedera Helix Woerner in bespoke powder coated steel planters. The Mobilane Green Screens are irrigated by an automatic drip pipe system. The dense hedgerows with ivy not only stop the polluted air from the traffic around the school, but also absorb the fine dust.
Greening in the school
In addition, the inside of the school is also greened through living art, LivePicture. The children pass by the living painting several times a day, containing 6 different ferns. A unique feature of LivePicture is that the frame contains an integrated irrigation system that supplies the plants with water for four to six weeks, ideal during school holidays. The installation of the ready-made green products has improved the air quality in, outside and around the school.
Educational and improved performance of children
The children enjoy cleaner air, the biophilic benefits and their interest in nature is aroused. They learn ways in which plants can help and contribute to a healthy learning environment. Plants purify the air, improve humidity and we naturally feel ‘at home’ in a green environment. All this ensures that children perform better in green environments.
“Create a better London”
A school management and staff representative – who want to include the care and watering of the screens and plants in the children’s educational plans – said that they “want the children to become adults who can help reduce the harmful impact of climate change and create a better world.