Learning Escape Blog

13 May 2014

Walk To School Week – 19th- 23rd May 2014

Walk to school week

Next week is Walk to School Week, a fantastic campaign to try and encourage more families to leave the car at home and get the kids walking. Walking has great health benefits and ensures that children arrive at school brighter, less stressed and more alert. One of the most common reasons given by parents for not allowing their children to walk to school is the over-heightened fear of stranger danger, even though there is a less than one in a million chance of a child being harmed by a completely unknown individual. Very little thought is given to the risk of poor health and an early death a...

6 May 2014

Get Outside and Feast on the Joys of Spring


Next Sunday (11th May) is National Children’s Day UK 2014(NCDUK) and it will be dedicated to exploring the necessity for children to connect with nature and the positive effects of being outside. In the week running up to next Sunday, the NCDUK is collaborating with Project Wild Thing and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood to encourage everyone to swap screen-time for wild t...

30 Apr 2014

Make the Most of Your Outside Space

The Learning Escape at Cherry Orchard Primary

Increasingly, educators are perceiving that a school’s grounds are potentially as important to the education and overall well-being of our children as are its buildings. Appropriate use of the outdoor space can have a dramatic impact on physical health, concentration levels, standards of behaviour and learning capacity, yet they are often under-utilised. 

16 Apr 2014

Nursery and Primary Show

Nursery and Primary Show

Following on the huge success of last year’s Nursery Show, the 2014 event has extended its reach to include primary schools as well as nurseries. The Nursery and Primary Show will take place at the Bournemouth BIC, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April.

14 Apr 2014

The Academies Show 2014

The Academies Show 2014

The Academies Show 2014 is taking place on 30th April at the ExCel in London – is a free one-day dedicated to education excellence and the successful conversion and management of academies.