21 Mar 2013

The benefits of outdoor learning for children with Special Education Needs

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.

19 Mar 2013

Talking about the environment, outdoor learning and funding at the Education Show

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.

16 Mar 2013

So you want to be an ecoschool? Guest post from EnergyMyWay

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. 

13 Mar 2013

Woolwich Polytechnic commission two storey Learning Escape

Woolwich Eco Classroom

We are very pleased to be working with Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys in Thamesmead, Greenwich where construction of a brand new state-of-the-art, eight-classroom eco-building is nearing completion.

10 Mar 2013

The granny annexe: caring for relatives closer to home

We all need a little help sometimes and caring for elderly relatives is something that many people wish they could do a little closer to home. By 2029 it is predicted that nearly 40% of the UK’s population will be over 50 and whilst the majority of the older generation will be independent, there are many who require care. Becoming a carer for a close relative is often more beneficial than finding someone else to be on hand. Often one of the main problems is finding the space to give all your loved ones room of their own. Tucked away at the bo...