Pupils dig in to clean up air at their school

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

SCHOOL­CHILD­REN have been busy turn­ing their play­ground into a ‘clean air zone’.

The project, run in part­ner­ship with the en­vi­ron­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion Ground­work and Hilling­don Coun­cil, en­cour­ages pupils at Botwell House Catholic Pri­mary School, in Botwell Lane, Hayes, to learn about sus­tain­abil­ity and im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment around them.

The school, which is part of the Greener Cleaner Hayes Fo­rum, or­gan­ised a plant­ing day on which coun­cil staff joined teach­ers and pupils to help cre­ate pol­lu­tion bar­ri­ers in the play­ground.

Climb­ing plants were planted by fences, raised planters and seat­ing were built and pan­els de­signed by the chil­dren were placed in each planter.

The for­mer mayor of Hilling­don, Coun­cil­lor Al­lan Kauff­man, vis­ited the school to of­fi­cially open the clean air zone and for a pre­sen­ta­tion by pupils about what they had learned and achieved.

n ECO­NOM­I­CAL: Pupils at Botwell House School with (from left) Coun­cil­lor Al­lan Kauff­man, Val Beale (Hilling­don Coun­cil Air Qual­ity Project Co-or­di­na­tor), Ju­lia Heg­gie (Healthy Hilling­don Team, back) and MP John McDon­nell Con­trib­uted

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