Learning Escape Blog

10 Sep 2013

Creative Spaces: Benefits of an eco-classroom

creative space outdoor classroom

Too often, opportunities for children to learn art, photography and music are compromised by the lack of a practical space designed to accommodate their spontaneity and creativity. As bespoke creative studios for art, photography and music, our eco-classrooms have given schools across the country the tranquillity and inspiration their closeness to nature provides, as well as its effect on students’ concentration, self-discipline and behaviour, as proven by Child Psychologist Aric Sigman.

1 Aug 2013

The Learning Escape is awarded BESA Membership

BESA member The Learning Escape

Our 10th anniversary year has been filled with exciting new projects and achievements, one of which is that we have recently been awarded with a BESA membership.

25 Jul 2013

The School We'd Like...

school we'd like

In 2012, The Guardian and Zurich Municipal launched ‘The School We’d Like’ – a competition encouraging staff and students to submit an idea that would improve their school community’s quality of life. Each category – Primary school, Secondary school and Special school – was offered a prize of £5000 to allow the winning ideas to be realised.

17 Jul 2013

Climate change makes a comeback in the curriculum

climate change curriculum

After suggestions earlier in the year that the new National Curriculum was going to drop lessons on climate change as a requirement, the final version put forward this month now says otherwise. Education Secretary Michael Gove has abandoned plans to move climate change to the science syllabus as environmentalists and science teachers claimed that this would downgrade the topic and make its existence a greater cause for debate.

3 Jul 2013

Reconnect with nature on Empty Classroom Day

This Friday, 5th July, is Project Dirt’s second Empty Classroom Day. Founded in 2011 by schools and organisations at the London Sustainable Schools Forum, it is designed to be a day to celebrate outdoor learning. The idea behind Empty Classroom Day comes down to one thing, schools simply have to pledge that on 5th...