17th Oct
The Garden Escape
Beat the weather with energy efficient Garden Rooms
Autumn tree

After our great summer, which culminated in a wonderful September (the driest on record), autumn seems to have arrived with rather a jolt. As the nights grow longer than the days in the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature contrast between the Equator and the North Pole increases; the Jet stream speeds up and the weather becomes unsettled. No kidding, right?

15th Oct
The Learning Escape
Free School Meals for KS1 Half a Term Later
Eco-Classroom at St Martins School by The Learning Escape

Are you one of the many schools who decided to use a hub kitchen or private contractor to provide meals for your KS1 pupils? Now that we are almost at the end of the first half term of the Government initiative, are you finding the process of externally sourcing meals frustrating? There seem to be a number of pitfalls coming to light as time passes.

10th Oct
The Learning Escape
Get outside for World Mental Health Day
Mental Health Foundation logo

As this Friday is World Mental Health day, we thought it represents a good opportunity to think about the mental well-being of children in Britain today and to explore ways in which it can be improved, in an environment where public mental health funding is sadly lacking.

08th Oct
The Garden Escape
World Mental Health Day 10th October
Mental Health Foundation

Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, World Mental Health Day is an annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The organisation aims to change our understanding of mental health problems and improve the future outlook for the nation’s mental well-being. It is a subject that we at The Garden Escape take great interest in, regularly promoting the benefits of being outside and exposed to natural light.

02nd Oct
The Learning Escape
World Teachers Day 5th October
World Teachers Day

Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.


World Teachers Day is a global event promoted by the United Nations to celebrate the vital role that teachers play in educating the children of today to create a better future for us all. It encourages people of all ages to demonstrate their appreciation for the contribution teachers make to the success and well-being of our children, our communities and our societies.