Learning Escape Blog

15 Oct 2014

Free School Meals for KS1 Half a Term Later

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.

10 Oct 2014

Get outside for World Mental Health Day

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.

2 Oct 2014

World Teachers Day 5th October

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...

23 Sep 2014

The Learning Escape are in conference season.

As schools across the country get into the stride of the new academic year, we too at the Learning Escape are looking forward to a busy period of exhibiting at a number of conferences in the coming week or so. We kick off with the School Business Manager Conference on September 25th at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in London. Matt is looking forward to meeting delegates who are promised a comprehensive and relevant agenda covering a wide range of...

17 Sep 2014

Autumn is a great time for Outdoor Learning

As autumn draws in, nature is busy readying itself for the cold winter months with many plants and animals putting on a fantastic final show. Squirrels and jays are frantically burying their winter stores of nuts and acorns; mini beasts are seeking shelter in leaf litter, whilst butterflies and ladybirds are beginning to search for warm spaces in which to hibernate. Leaves are starting to turn as the hours of sunlight wane; mushrooms abound and seed or fruit bearing plants are busily preparing for next spring. Sycamore helicopters, prickly beechnuts, conkers and acorns are to be found in ab...