Prior Weston primary school on Whitecross Street has now installed he pioneering ivy screens were installed in June with funding from ISEP, Islington Council and the Mayor of London, following an air quality audit at the school by the Mayor. Funding also paid for pupils to produce an air pollution walking map to encourage less-polluting travel to school. This follows a successful ISEP crowdfunding and fundraising campaign throughout 2018.
Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport, said: “We’re committed to bold action to improve air quality at schools. We know children are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of air pollution, which is a health emergency for London.
“Ivy can be a powerful and important defence to counter the effects of air pollution, filtering particulates and absorbing polluting gases. We’re pleased to work with the Mayor of London and Prior Weston School to install this pioneering green screen and create an air pollution walking map for the school community.