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Great Ormond Street Hospital Play Street
(06/10/19)

Great Ormond Street Hospital were striving for the world’s greatest play street this Clean Air Day; with hopscotch, face painting, a dance competition, giant bubbles and a rainbow slide.

 

Closing Great Ormond Street to through traffic allowed patients and children from the local area to get outside and enjoy the space around the hospital safe from cars.

 

The play street is part of GOSH's work to improve the air quality in and around the hospital.

 

a child is on a rainbow slide in the road outside Great Ormond Street Hospital. Above the slide are the words "Fresh Air Future"

A rainbow slide in the middle of the closed Great Ormond Street on Clean Air Day 2019

 

"Everyday at GOSH we see first-hand the importance of clean air in supporting people to live healthy lives"
Mat Shaw, Great Ormond Street Hospital Chief Executive

 

Play streets are a great way to show how people can be prioritised over vehicles. If you would like to set up your own road closure, have a look at the Clean Air Day guide to get you started.

 

Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues, Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman and Great Ormond Street Head of Sustainability & Environmental Management Nick Martin playing hopscotch with a child in the road outside Great Ormond Street Hospital

Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues, Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman and Great Ormond Street Head of Sustainability & Environmental Management Nick Martin playing hopscotch with a child in the road outside Great Ormond Street Hospital

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