Learning Escape Blog

8 May 2017

Why mental healthcare in school matters

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...

6 Apr 2017

Five Financial Advantages of a Standalone Eco-classroom.

The budget screws keep tightening and the pupil numbers keep rising. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create extra classroom space that is not only a fantastic environment in which to learn and teach, but which also adds a boost to your school’s finances? A Learning Escape modular eco-classroom could well be just the solution you are looking for in these cash constrained times.

7 Mar 2017

ASCL Conference

The annual ASCL Conference is fast approaching, at the ICC, Birmingham this coming Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March.

3 Mar 2017

Street Wisdom - urban mindfulness for all

A fundamental design standard of all Learning Escape Buildings is to maximise exposure to natural light, providing views of nature and easy access to the outdoors, all of which have a positive impact on mental well-being and learning outcomes. Our ethos resonates nicely with the mission of an organisation called Street Wisdom, whose workshops take participants out of the workplace and outside, giving them the time and space to switch off from distractions and switc...

24 Feb 2017

How Does Classroom Design Influence Students’ Learning Abilities?

Many debates take place around subject matter, teaching styles, classroom sizes, and learning styles, all of which are important issues. However, spatial design gets considerably less attention in terms of how it influences students’ learning abilities. To examine this relationship between students and their environments, we take a look at how certain aspects of design affect student performance.

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