We’ve been doing lots of work in school this year in relation to improving the air quality in and outside of the building and improving awareness on high pollution days.
We we’re very pleased to see we were not featured in the 50 most polluted school in London article in the Evening Standard.
This is mainly because Nitrogen Dioxide levels around the school have steadily reduced over the last few years as a result of the traffic calming measures on Aldgate High Street and the establishment of public squares on either side of the school, reducing the traffic flow.
Over the summer the City air quality team supported installations of air filtration systems in the Baby Room. We are monitoring the impact of these systems before we make a decision about installing them elsewhere in the school building.
There have also been major improvements to the school gardens. In the early years this has included green screening the Aldgate High Street fence and the installation of watering systems on all of the Ivy planters to promote growth. Over the next 18 months you should see a thicker covering of ivy over most of the railings in school, helping to capture tiny particles.
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