What would be the impacts of growing green walls on learning and wellbeing in our school?

Project Details


Students in Year 4 and year 6 carried out this funded project by the Royal Society in 2021. The aims of the project were as follows.

- Enhance skills in plant identification, diversity and innovation, including vegetables for vertical farming in school, our wider community areas and as local and global citizens.

- Collect data and evidences to compare the growth of plants in a green wall in 3 different settings within the school indoor/outdoor environment by careful observation.

- Compare the differences in growth by recording the amount of natural direct/indirect light, sunlight and water needed on the growth of plants in a green wall.

- To analyse the impacts of plants on physical well-being, including air quality, sound absorption (acoustics) and thermal comfort of the indoor and outdoor spaces.

- Through baseline questions and regular assessment measure the impacts of green walls on psychological well being and interaction in the different settings.
Short titleimpacts of green walls on learning and wellbeing in a primary school
Effective start/end date1/02/2115/07/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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