Pupils dig in to clean up air at their school
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