Learning Escape Blog
It’s Walk to School Week 2015
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Running from the 4th to 10th May is International Screen Free Week, encouraging us all to unplug from digital devices and reconnect with the real world. So take the children outside to explore, get active and connect with each other. Spring is in full flow, with new life emerging everywhere you look, providing endless opportunities to watch, listen and learn.
Our bespoke Learning Escape school buildings are built to last for 50 years or more and are designed by our Architects to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as conventional, site built structures. Whilst every building is different and tailored to the specific needs of your school, we use a modular approach to our construction process. Apart from the fact that our eco-classrooms are inherently sustainable and energy efficient and usually less expensive than a traditional extension of a school’s premises, there...
All the main political parties, and many of the potentially electable minor players, have nailed their colours to the mast and revealed their election manifestos. Notwithstanding the fact that at least one of the party leaders has proven himself a master of the volt face, we have taken a close look at what they all have to say about their plans for education.
Those of you who regularly read our blog, will be aware of our belief that natural daylight is not only good for us but that it also enhances the cognitive and behavioural function of a classroom’s occupants. Last month, the University of Salford published a research report, entitled “Clever Classrooms”, detailing the results of the Holistic Evidence and Design (HEAD) project. In a nutshell, the project found clear evidence that well designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths by a considerable margin.