Air quality

An overview of the actions that we are taking to tackle air pollution and improve air quality.

Green screens

A green screen is foliage that can grow around a purpose-made metal-framed lattice. It acts as a natural looking barrier, helping to capture and block particulate pollution.

Children are among the most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. Since 2017, the sustainability team have been installing green screens in schools across Lambeth to reduce students' exposure to air pollution.

Green screens have a number of other benefits including:

  • enhancing privacy for the school
  • providing valuable habitat for biodiversity
  • protecting students from traffic emissions from nearby roads
  • giving students an opportunity to learn and engage with nature.

For more information see Green My School or email the sustainability team.

Phase 2 programme

Phase 2 will run between July 2023 and July 2025, and we’re targeting installation in a further 20 schools. The programme covers all installation costs, maintenance for the first 12 months and a school workshop with the children.

If you are interested in installing green screens in your school, please contact the sustainability team.

Phase 1 programme

Schools involved in phase 1 of Green Screens Programme:

  • Allen Edwards Primary School
  • Christ Church Primary SW9
  • Christ Church, Streatham Church of England Primary School
  • City Heights E-ACT Academy
  • Dunraven School
  • Fenstanton Primary School
  • Herbert Morrison Primary School
  • Hitherfield Primary School
  • Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School
  • Kingswood Primary School
  • Maytree Nursery School
  • Reay Primary School
  • St Jude's Church of England Primary School
  • St Saviour's Church of England Primary School
  • Sudbourne Primary School
  • Triangle Nursery School
  • Vauxhall Primary School

Green screens, made of hedera ivy screens, have already been installed at:

  • St Helen's Catholic School
  • Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children With Speech and Language Impairment
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
  • Stockwell Primary School
  • Loughborough Primary School
  • St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
  • St John the Divine Primary School
  • Oasis Johanna Primary School
  • Rosendale Primary School