Learning Escape Blog

19 Dec 2013

Playing field sell off

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.

11 Dec 2013

A fresh idea for learning environments

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!

28 Nov 2013

Create a more flexible learning space with folding partitions

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.  

25 Nov 2013

The Academies Show

On Wednesday, 27th November, The Academies Show will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC.

As of 1st November 2013 there are 3,444 schools that have achieved academy status enabling them to take independent decisions regarding the management of, amongst other things, their own finances, buildings and grounds.

19 Nov 2013

The Countryside Effect

Professor Aric Sigman has demonstrated that exposure to the natural environment provides children with a welcome break from the arresting effect of technology, allowing them to “attend without paying attention” as they explore their surroundings.

Though their perception of it may be subconscious the positive consequences of “the countryside effect”, as recent studies have termed it, are easily identifiable. Exposure to the outdoor environment is proven to improve the concentration, attitude and performance of students, as they are encouraged to apply practical learning skills without...

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