Learning Escape Blog
Make a ‘journey’ to your new outdoor classroom – The setting can be motivational too!
At The Learning Escape we know how the siting and landscape associated with new classrooms can have a significant impact on children and staff. We have all heard how many children recognise fast food logos but cannot identify common living plants or animals and 82% of teenagers are more likely to associate 'blackberry’ with a phone rather than a fruit, according to a YouGov poll.
Working in a natural environment can benefit children of all ages and abilities. More schools are now seeing how learning outside the classroom can help children with SEN explore the world around them.
In one week, on 24th April, The Learning Escape is heading to the London Excel to take part in The Academies Show. Supported by the Department of Education and the Education Funding Agency, among many others, it’s a day of free insights, discussions and practical advice for anyone already working at an academy or hoping to convert their maintained school.
Come rain or shine teachers are trying to find new ways to provide outdoor learning for their pupils. No matter what shape or size your school grounds are, a canopy can bring children closer to nature and enhance their learning experience.
Successful schools often require more space to accommodate a growing student intake. One of the biggest decisions many schools have to make is the choice between more traditional brick and mortar school buildings and something more natural like a Learning Escape.