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St Peter’s Primary School in Dagenham given funding boost to help make it greener

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 May 2018

The report found cars would sit stationary with their engines running outside the school. Picture: Google

The report found cars would sit stationary with their engines running outside the school. Picture: Google

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A school in Dagenham is receiving funding from the mayor to help make it more environmentally friendly.

In a campaign by the London Mayor to tackle air pollution, 50 schools were audited to assess how green they were, including St Peter’s Primary School in Goresbrook Road.

The school will receive a £10,000 starter grant to help implement the report’s recommendations.

A lack of parking spaces for bikes was highlighted as a particular issue along with high volumes of traffic in Goresbrook Road. According to the audit, cars were found to idle along, remaining stationary with their engines running.

Recommendations included planting hedges to reduce air pollution and noise and replacing parking spaces at the front of the school with a cycle lane.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I’m doing everything in my power to protect children in London from air pollution. It’s a national health crisis that is putting the health of children at risk.”

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