Through ‘The Big Green Challenge’ we are mobilising in-kind support to ‘green’ the playground of Hunter’s Bar Infant School by the summer of 2019. The aim is to plant a wall of vegetation that will reduce pollution and improve the health and wellbeing of children.
Beyond the direct benefits planting will deliver to the local school community, this campaign aims to positively impact on children’s health and wellbeing on a much greater scale; because we understand that this is an important issue for all inner-city schools, and we’d like to support others facing this challenge.
By partnering with the University of Sheffield to measure air quality and trial planting configurations and species as part of their ‘Breathe Project’, the school will be collecting data and showcasing results that other schools in Sheffield and indeed globally, can use to introduce solutions that improve the air children breathe.
We are working with local and national businesses to help reduce costs and already have some funds raised. Any money raised in this appeal over what is needed for the Go Go Green project will be used in line within the wider Hunters Bar Infant School Home School Association charitable objectives. With immediate plans to improve the outdoor spaces and play equipment to complement the newly greened areas.