Haskins West End donates houseplants to Primary School

by | Jan 26, 2019 | News | 0 comments

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Mansbridge Primary School to donate houseplants.
Two members of staff at the school visited Haskins in West End. They met with James Varney, assistant general manager, to collect a variety of houseplants.
Haskins? donation will benefit staff members and students at the school. They chose from the following houseplants:
  • Areca Palm
  • Boston Fern
  • Phlebodium Fern
  • Spider Plant
  • Maranta / Calathea
  • Tradescantia
  • Bromeliads
Mansbridge Primary School opted to position their houseplants all around the school.
Houseplants help to make the air in the home less toxic by purifying the air. They also remove any volatile organic compounds. Studies also show that humans are generally happier when surrounded by a plant.
Homes can be full of airborne pollutants, with carpets, paint and even people harbouring toxins.
James Varney commented: ?We?re delighted to have partnered with Mansbridge Primary School. We’re pleased to raise awareness of the benefits that introducing a houseplant into a school can bring.
“We teamed up with the school to kick-start the New Year. They help boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels.?
Elaine Brewerton, school business manager, added: ?Houseplants benefit our health by capturing pollutants. They help us to breathe more easily.
“Having plants in our classrooms will give the children the opportunity to help look after them. They can watch them grow as well as being something nice to look at.?

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