Green My School

Children achieve, play and learn better with plenty of clean oxygen

Clean air to breathe should be the norm for every child, but sadly this is not the case. Poor air quality in schools results in difficulty in concentrating and tiredness, among other things. Mobilane contributes to cleaner air by way of the GreenMySchool project: the Mobilane solutions allow every school to improve their air quality. It is possible to fund the entire project through government subsidies. We are available to help you with this process.


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A greener classroom is a healthier classroom

It is important that the space where children spend a large part of the day for many years is also a safe and healthy space. We breathe on average 20,000 times a day. This is often more for children who pay and run around. At school, children spend a large part of their day inside. Children are able to play and learn much better if the indoor air is clean and contains plenty of oxygen. Poor air quality in schools results in difficulty in concentrating and tiredness, and a faster spread of germs, among other things.

The impact of fine dust particulates

The main sources of air pollution are traffic and industry, with particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone (smog) contaminating the air. Coarse dust is the result of mechanical processes and airborne dust, the ultra-fine dust particulates are produced through combustion processes like in cars. The ultra-fine dust particulates are especially harmful and can force their way deep into the body via the lungs to cause damage. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that across the globe, more than 90 percent of children under 15 years old breathe air every day that is so polluted it may put their health at risk. Children are more vulnerable to polluted air because they breathe faster.

A healthy choice for the school playground

Research shows that the Mobilane Green Screens Hedera helix Woerner – Instant Ivy Hedge – absorbs up to 60% of nitrogen dioxide and (ultra) fine dust particulate concentrations. The Hedera remains green all year round and continuously produces new leaves. The growing leaf surface is a significant advantage for achieving the absorption of fine dust particulates from the air. The larger particulates stay on the leaf until rain washes them off, ultra-small particulates are so small that they end up as gas particles in the leaf’s stomata.

Benefits of plants in classrooms

  • Plants affect children’s wellbeing.
  • Healthy (indoor) climate thanks to oxygen production and reduction of air humidity
  • Children become more creative and experience less stress
  • Children are calmer and their ability to concentrate is enhanced
  • Plants create a safe environment; there is less bullying.


LivePicture GO in the classroom

The LivePicture playfully adds vertical greenery to the classroom or anywhere else in the school. Perfect for any school is a green wall collage of several LivePictures, for a playful and green effect!

‘‘Air pollution hampers children's brain growth and has a bigger impact on children's health than previously thought ’’ - Maria Neira, WHO Director for Public Health and the Environment

LivePicture GO

Living picture in the classroom

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Mobilane Green Screen

A green and healthy playground

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LivePanel PACK

Living wall system in the auditorium

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Instant Hedera helix Woerner

The Instant Hedge by Mobilane is available with a variety of planting and in various sizes. One of the options is a hedge of Hedera helix Woerner, a perennial and evergreen dark-coloured ivy that has different shaped leaves. Another choice with some more colour is the Pyracantha Dart’s Red, a perennial Firethorn.

Would you like to collaborate with us to contribute to a healthier environment for schools? Take a look at the options and let’s get to work together!

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PM10 Research and reducing pollution with Green Screens

Research has shown that Mobilane Green Screens reduce particulate matter (PM). Particles can cause serious health problems. With the Mobilane Green Screens, it is possible to reduce particulate matter up to 40-60% and improve air quality.

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Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

A green and healthy play and learning environment

‘‘The green facades provide a natural look to the playground. Next to the benefits of greenery, such as insulation of the facades, improvement of acoustics, the capture of particulate matter and stimulation of biodiversity, the green facades also offer an educational value to the children’’

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London, United Kingdom

Green Screens at Prior Weston Primary School

‘‘The Green Screens have been a welcome addition to the play area, where the screens now provide privacy and natural beauty, as well as the more important function of cleaning the air from roadside pollutants from the traffic below.’’

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Victoria, London, United Kingdom

School in London’s Victoria installs Green Screens

‘‘We want the children to become adults who can help reduce the harmful impact of climate change and create a better London and world.’’

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Dulwich, London, United Kingdom

Green Screens for clean air at Goose Green School, Dulwich

‘‘Every child at Goose Green will be breathing cleaner, safer air straight away and the Green Screen will benefit the local community with its aesthetic, environmental and air cleansing properties. A living testament to the remarkable power of nature.’’

- Simon Wattam, Head Teacher of Goose Green View this project

Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Green Screens against air pollution at St Helen’s in Lambeth

‘‘The impact of the Green Screen was praised having, not only on air quality and aesthetics, but in reducing the traffic noise and ensuring total privacy.’’

- Jennifer Brathwaite, Councillor & Lambeth Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing View this project

Sheffield, United Kingdom

A green school in Sheffield

‘‘The #GoGoGreen campaign has helped us to fundraise for the plants and materials we needed to build our living green pollution barrier.’’

- Catherine Carr, Head Teacher of Hunter Bar Infant School View this project

Sutton, United Kingdom

Sutton school joins the green screen initiative in fighting air pollution

‘‘I love the variety of plants, the herbs, and the insect boxes are already attracting the attention of children – the insects will undoubtedly follow soon! ’’

- Elisabeth Broers, Robin Hood Junior School headmistress View this project

Walthamstow, United Kingdom

Pollution barrier installed at Walthamstow school

‘‘The installation of the Green Screens is the first step of the school to provide a healthier, cleaner living, learning and playing environment for the children, staff, parents and visitors.’’

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