Learning Escape Blog

25 Jul 2013

The 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

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...

18 Jun 2013

Seizing success at the National College Leadership Conference

Last week The Learning Escape team made their way to Birmingham to attend the National College Annual Leadership Conference. Named Seizing Success, it brought together world-class speakers to share their insights into modern leadership.

14 Jun 2013

A new Learning Escape: How will you use yours?

Every Learning Escape is a brand new project and it’s always exciting to find out what a school wants to create in their grounds. Designing buildings that are flexible and bespoke allows us to find the perfect fit, whether it’s for pupils or staff, lessons or meetings.