A Greener Easter for our School Break

Meristem continued our drive to make playgrounds greener and cleaner over the school Easter break installing our increasingly popular English Ivy (Hedera helix) Green Screens at six schools around London, installing almost 300m of screens in the two-week period.

St Joseph’s RC Primary School and Tower Bridge Primary School in Southwark, Rotherfield Primary School in Islington, Oliver Goldsmith Primary School in Peckham, Keir Hardie Primary School in Canning Town and Heathbrook Primary School in Wandsworth all received Green Screens to directly combat air pollution as part of the Mayor of London’s Air Quality for School program.

We were especially excited by Tower Bridge Primary School as we installed 3m high Green Screens, these screens created an excellent visual effect on the playground and their large size should have a great effect on air quality.

As well as Green Screens, we installed some ground planting at Oliver Goldsmith, we planted a space facing the busy Peckham Road. Our horticultural designer Nick orchestrated the planting of almost 200 plants to create an aesthetic and ecologically friendly garden space, which will grow and double up as a barrier to protect the children from the high levels of air pollution that arise from Peckham Road.

All in all it was a very busy two weeks for Meristem and we all made sure that we had a relaxing long Easter weekend to recover, luckily we had great weather to compensate!

If you know of a school that could benefit from our Green Screens then please get in touch.