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Boris Johnson praises school pupils for green efforts

PUBLISHED: 17:15 05 December 2014

Winston Way Primary School held an opening ceremony for the unvieling of their new Green wall to help reduce pollution around their school. 

Air pollution banner competition Chair of Governers David Backhouse with runner up Inaaya K Ahmed

Winston Way Primary School held an opening ceremony for the unvieling of their new Green wall to help reduce pollution around their school. Air pollution banner competition Chair of Governers David Backhouse with runner up Inaaya K Ahmed

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The Mayor of London has praised a school for its attempts to tackle air pollution.

The green wall at Winston Way Primary SchoolThe green wall at Winston Way Primary School

Winston Way Primary School in Ilford opened its new green wall at an assembly attended by Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Ashley Kissin.

Funded by Redbridge Council and the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, the wall aims to improve air quality in Redbridge by absorbing nitrogen dioxide emissions and trapping dust particles.

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, said: “The enthusiasm Winston Way pupils have displayed in undertaking this innovative project is fantastic. We are delighted to support the school’s new green wall which will help absorb local pollution and raise awareness of this important issue.”

Head teacher Karla Martin hopes the wall will improve the air quality around the school’s entrance.

She said: “Year Five children have already been carrying out experiments to measure the air quality before its installation and are eagerly awaiting its completion so they can do some ‘after’ tests.”

The school also ran an air quality poster competition to coincide with the unveiling of the green wall. The winning poster will be displayed outside of the school.


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