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.
Growing schools need extra space and modular classrooms can be a good solution. With budget deadlines on the horizon, ensuring that money is being invested in the best possible way is a priority for many schools. Those that don’t use it will lose it, so finding an interesting project to spend their money on is top of the to-do list. More and more schools are choosing their next investment to be one that encourages outdoor learning...
It’s not breaking news that outdoor learning benefits children, it’s been a highly talked about topic since the launch of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto in 2006. However, 7 years later, many are still failing to pinpoint the benefits that taking learning outdoors can have for children with SEN and are not adapting their outdoor space to support them.
Last week we attended the Education Show in Birmingham to talk to visitors about eco classrooms and how they, as teachers, parents and role models, can encourage children to reconnect with nature.
The need to become more energy efficient is pressing upon independent schools more than ever before. Energy bills are soaring and carbon taxes are now a reality; schools need to respond with sustainable measures to reduce their energy costs. But for many independent schools in the UK, this is a lot easier said than done.