13 Jun 2017

Mindful Solitude in the Garden

“Spend some time alone every day.”

Dalai Lama

23 May 2017

Have you considered spreading your modular school build over multiple stages? Take a look at this three phase project at Woolwich Polytechnic.

Woolwich Polytechnic Is a school that has been on the up for some years now. Situated in one of London’s less gentrified locations, it has long enjoyed a good reputation for the quality of its pastoral care and, in more recent times, the impact of clever, compassionate teaching has manifested itself in exam results which have been improving dramatically. In 2010 the school was named as the most improved boy’s school in England and, shortly after reforming its (co-ed) sixth form in 2011, it was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding.

8 May 2017

Why mental healthcare in school matters

The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000, and so the 8th to 14th May marked 2017’s event. The stated aim this year was to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, it will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. Whatever the findings may be, they are likely to be rooted in childhood in a great many cases, as these grim statistics demonstrate...

6 May 2017

Get up with the birds in your garden room

As winter retreats and spring makes its welcome appearance, our days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise, both of which send a clear signal to the birds that breeding season has arrived. From March until July, the male songbirds compete to secure a mate and defend their territory. He who sings loudest wins the healthiest female (or maybe the hottest chick as it were) and the best feeding grounds.

6 Apr 2017

Five Financial Advantages of a Standalone Eco-classroom.

The budget screws keep tightening and the pupil numbers keep rising. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create extra classroom space that is not only a fantastic environment in which to learn and teach, but which also adds a boost to your school’s finances? A Learning Escape modular eco-classroom could well be just the solution you are looking for in these cash constrained times.