24 Mar 2017

Full of the Joys of Spring


To be full of the joys of Spring, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to be lively and cheerful. At this time, with the spring equinox and with the clocks springing forward, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate the why and how of springtime joyfulness.

7 Mar 2017

ASCL Conference

ASCL conference birmingham

The annual ASCL Conference is fast approaching, at the ICC, Birmingham this coming Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March.

3 Mar 2017

Street Wisdom - urban mindfulness for all

Street Wisdom

A fundamental design standard of all Learning Escape Buildings is to maximise exposure to natural light, providing views of nature and easy access to the outdoors, all of which have a positive impact on mental well-being and learning outcomes. Our ethos resonates nicely with the mission of an organisation called Street Wisdom, whose workshops take participants out of the workplace and outside, giving them the time and space to switch off from distractions and switch...

24 Feb 2017

How Does Classroom Design Influence Students’ Learning Abilities?

How Does Classroom Design Influence Students’ Learning Abilities?

Many debates take place around subject matter, teaching styles, classroom sizes, and learning styles, all of which are important issues. However, spatial design gets considerably less attention in terms of how it influences students’ learning abilities. To examine this relationship between students and their environments, we take a look at how certain aspects of design affect student performance.

16 Feb 2017

The Lady in the Lodge tells us how a Garden Annexe could be the perfect solution for our ageing population

Dawson Garden Lodge by The Garden Escape

As lifespans rise and people increasingly choose to start their families later in life, a new demographic phenomena has emerged. The so called “sandwich generation” are finding themselves caring for both children and aging parents (often living a fair distance away) and, for many, the dual burden can be overwhelming emotionally, logistically and financially. Yet, for all but a few, the notion of moving their elderly loved ones in to their own family home is both impractical and intolerable.