School children which shows how green barriers work

School seeks help to install pioneering ‘green’ pollution barrier

Hunter’s Bar Infant School are appealing for businesses to help them install a pioneering green barrier of plants and shrubs.

Because plants improve air quality, this green barrier will be placed around the playground. Once in place, the barrier will filter pollution from passing traffic. Barriers like this could be used to improve the air quality of all inner-city playgrounds.

The innovative barrier is being designed by researchers from the University of Sheffield’s BREATHE project. The Grantham Centre funds this project.

The green barrier will wrap around the playground of Hunter’s Bar Infant School at the busy intersection of Sharrow Vale and Junction Road.

Planting of the 60m barrier – made from a custom mix of plants designed to deflect and absorb pollution – is due to take place in autumn 2019.

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