Greenwich has kicked off Car Free Day early this year with nine of their primary schools temporarily closing their roads today during the beginning and end of the school day.

One of the schools involved is Invicta Primary School, who were visited this morning by Council leader Dan Thorpe. 

Cllr Danny Thorpe said: "We are celebrating Car Free Day this year in Royal Greenwich with a Car Free Weekend. Reclaiming roads from cars means healthy streets with space to walk, play, sit and relax. We can all be part of the change to swap the short journeys we make by car to walk, cycle or take public transport instead. 

"Around half of London’s toxic air pollution is caused by road vehicles and that’s why we’re proud to be taking part in a London-wide and World Car Free Day to do our bit and make a difference."

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What other schools are involved? 

Alexander McLeod Primary School – Abbey Wood 
Bannockburn (Plumstead High Street) – Plumstead 
Bannockburn (Church Manorway) – Plumstead 
De Lucy Primary School – Abbey Wood Ward 
Invicta Primary School (Blackheath) – Blackheath & Westcombe 
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School – Charlton 
Thorntree Primary School – Charlton
Eglinton Primary School – Woolwich Common 
Notre Dame Catholic Primary School – Woolwich Common

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Victoria Duff, Executive Headteacher, “The last time we did Car Free Day the response was so positive the parents still talk about it now so we’ve been really looking forward to this day. There’s massive support in our community for initiatives like this.”

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