Learning Escape Blog
As children increasingly spend their free time inside indulging in ever more screen-based, sedentary pastimes, their physical and mental well-being has fallen into decline.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has recently reiterated its warning that there is a potential shortage of secondary school places “looming” in England, as an increased population moves up from the primary sector. The LGA claims that 12 councils will be over capacity by 2018, rising to nearly half of all councils over the next five-year period. In aggregate, secondary school places will be almost 8,000 short by September 2018, rising to a 125,000 shortfall by 2022.
School buildings are one of the biggest collective consumers of energy and, conversely, one of the largest generators of waste and pollution in our economy. In addition, largely due to the age of many of our school buildings, internal environmental conditions are often poor and air quality is unsatisfactory.
Have you considered spreading your modular school build over multiple stages? Take a look at this three phase project at Woolwich Polytechnic.
Woolwich Polytechnic Is a school that has been on the up for some years now. Situated in one of London’s less gentrified locations, it has long enjoyed a good reputation for the quality of its pastoral care and, in more recent times, the impact of clever, compassionate teaching has manifested itself in exam results which have been improving dramatically. In 2010 the school was named as the most improved boy’s school in England and, shortly after reforming its (co-ed) sixth form in 2011, it was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding.
The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000, and so the 8th to 14th May marked 2017’s event. The stated aim this year was to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, it will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. Whatever the findings may be, they are likely to be rooted in childhood in a great many cases, as these grim statistics demonstrate...