Briar Hill Primary School Shade Arbor

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At Briar Hill Primary School, the grade 3 to 6 rooms (and their 100 students!) get very hot in Summer. For environmental and financial reasons we do not wish to install air conditioning. We'd like to create a shady 'tunnel' to shield the classrooms by growing Kiwifruit up the basketball court fence and train them over the path on wires. We need to reinforce and extend the existing fence as well as buy plants.
Imagine a cool, leafy tunnel full of kids eating Kiwifruit!

Comments

Jocelyn G

15 Jul 2012

This project has value for the beautification of the schoolgrounds, the recreation of the school family, and the conservation of the environment by lessening greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan G

15 Jul 2012

This sustainable idea will benefit not only the school children but will be a benefit to the community and especially the environment.

Meron D

15 Jul 2012

This lovely, little school is taking the lead in environmentally sustainable practice, through its idea to build this arbour. Please VOTE 1 BHPS!

Cindy M

15 Jul 2012

Brilliant idea!

Merinda G

16 Jul 2012

An environmentally friendly and beautiful solution to a problem. I look forward to some kiwi fruit in the school canteen!

Melissa G

16 Jul 2012

Yummy, what a great idea.

Jan L

16 Jul 2012

Cool idea!

Melissa M

16 Jul 2012

A very creative way to keep the classrooms cool in a sustainable way and have the benefits of fresh fruit too!

Maiko B

16 Jul 2012

Great Idea! Beautiful shade of the Kiwifruit trees will be a life saver of the children, teachers & staff and the environment.

Marisa G

16 Jul 2012

Great environmently friendly idea

Lisa-Marie R

16 Jul 2012

Considering external shading is a proven method of reducing thermal load on buildings, I don't know why EVERYONE isn't doing this!! Functional, beautiful AND a source of food - can't get better than that!!

Gwenda M

17 Jul 2012

A great idea

Leon G

17 Jul 2012

Sounds like a great Idea. Good luck :)

Emily B

17 Jul 2012

Using an existing structure to support plants producing edible fruit to shade and cool a building used by children is a practical and proven approach to lessening harsh climatic conditions. Looks good, tastes good and is good.

Frank H

17 Jul 2012

Finally an idea with long term benefits for community, kids and environment (and I'm sure it will look also much better than a fence)

Deborah M

17 Jul 2012

Mother Earth will be ever so grateful if you vote for this wonderful "green" idea. Thank you to Briar Hill P.S for caring about the Earth. We ALL share the responsibility to care for our planet, so vote B.H.P.S!!

Michelle C

17 Jul 2012

What a good, green, cost effective idea!

Donna S

18 Jul 2012

What a innovative and productive idea to cool the classrooms. Well done BHPS!!!

Hamish A

18 Jul 2012

What more could you want - economically and environmentally sustainable. This school is recovering the future for us all. Anyone know some good kiwifruit recipes?

Allison C

18 Jul 2012

What a fabulous simple idea - not only creating a cooler shaded area for our children but also lowering our carbon footprint. This is what our school is all about

Jenny C

18 Jul 2012

I LOVE that BHPS wants to do this. What a wonderful example to set for the kids. The cost saving measures are so important for a little school, AND someone has put the work into planning it all. Good on you! I'd love to see more initiatives like this!

Monique B

18 Jul 2012

Fantastic solution that ticks all the boxes!

Carolyn H

18 Jul 2012

This is great idea, helping our environment and keeping our kids cool in summer.

Jo J

19 Jul 2012

Wonderful idea..my vote is cast

Annalies V

19 Jul 2012

Looking forward to a future image of our children walking through a shady kiwi tunnel.

Kati S

19 Jul 2012

Cool and green, best state to be in :)

Kati S

19 Jul 2012

Cool and green - best state to be in :)

David A

19 Jul 2012

Fantastic solution - economically and environmentally sustainable.

Csirac S

19 Jul 2012

Great Idea

Don A

19 Jul 2012

A 10 out of 10 idea

Verity A

19 Jul 2012

Better than Air-conditioning

Rotart T

19 Jul 2012

Simple and sustainable.

Radar T

19 Jul 2012

Benefits for the kids and environment. Love it!!!!

Pat A

19 Jul 2012

Summer shade a great idea

Rotart. S

19 Jul 2012

Fab idea

Tina A

19 Jul 2012

Go team Briar Hill

Rachael B

20 Jul 2012

Fantastic school, with great kids. This is an ideal and natural way to keep cool. Vote for BHPS! ;-)

Gavin G

20 Jul 2012

Simple green ideas in schools demonstrate sustainability to the next generations.

Olivia W

20 Jul 2012

Creative thinking to solve a problem, well done!

Nicholas V

20 Jul 2012

great idea!