Learning Escape Blog
With the population of school-age children increasing year on year, schools are often left struggling for the extra space needed to offer specialist attention to children with SEN or disabilities. By using otherwise unused school grounds to create a bright, flexible learning environment Learning Escapes have provided uplifting spaces for schools across the country.
All commercial buildings in the UK that use energy to condition the indoor climate now require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) whenever they are sold and two of our latest Learning Escapes have achieved an A rating.
Recent figures from The Department For Education show that one school playing field is sold off every three weeks since the coalition was formed. That amounts to 57 playing fields since May 2010. The figures also show that the rate of sell off is accelerating, probably as a result of increasing financial pressure being felt by schools.
From early nights to breakfast cereals, we’re constantly searching for new ways to sustain alertness and concentration of children throughout the school day. Yet, as a teacher recently mentioned to one of our design team, the ‘2pm slump’ can affect children’s behaviour, achievement and understanding – and doesn’t help staff either!
If you are thinking about a new classroom for your school, but are unsure what size classroom you need, we have the perfect solution allowing you to adjust the classroom to suit a multitude of learning space combinations! The Learning Escape, with a little help from Accordial Wall Systems, is able to build you a versatile space. By including partitions in an eco-classroom you can mould your already light and airy building into two or more teaching areas.