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Another School Year Nearing Its End
For those of you working in the independent school sector, you will already be enjoying your well-earned summer break, whilst those in the state sector will be keenly looking forward to yours. Time to recharge the batteries and reflect on the year’s triumphs and tribulations: hopefully many more of the former.
The Learning Escape team are also feeling in reflective mood having had an extremely busy 12 months, working with some amazing educational establishments, to create a whole host of teaching spaces to suit a diverse range of requirements. We have built eco-nurseries; suites of specialist SEN learning spaces; a teacher training facility and a significant number of classrooms in both the primary and secondary sector. Here are just a few of our favourites, though every project has been special in its own way.
Early on in the school year, we built a large, multi-room eco-nursery at Bickley Park, who wanted to create an outstanding learning space for their younger, pre-prep children that was bright and airy, and that would encourage the children to get outside. Have a look at the video link above to see what they had to say about their building.
“Both children and staff love learning and working in the building due to the amount of natural light and space. Free flow access to a covered deck is a huge advantage so that outdoor learning can take place in all weathers.”
Sam Patel, Director of School Development
Shortly after the Bickley Park project, our team was hard at it again, building a large multi-room block for Shotton Hall Academy which, as a highly successful, growing multi-academy group, needed extra classroom space for their students; teacher training facilities and a new office suite. We were delighted to be chosen to deliver the building for them.
“You are in effect getting a permanent building for half the cost of bricks and mortar. We were intrigued by TG Escapes' different approach to learning environments and after visiting their other projects we were blown away.”
Lee Alexander, Head of Finance
Likewise, the project at New Chapter School, who needed both extra classroom space and new staff room facilities. We were very happy to hear that children and staff alike seem to be thriving in their new rooms. As are the students at Cambrian Pengwern College, a specialist further education college in North Wales, offering education to young people aged 16 to 25 with learning disabilities and complex needs.
“Very positive impact on staff wellbeing.”
Julie Mickleburgh, Head Teacher
“It’s such a calming environment and I have noticed that the students are much calmer and more engaged. They like the structure of the room: low stimulus really works for our Autistic learners.”
Marie Nicastro, Music Teacher
And so ends a busy yet thoroughly rewarding year for us and you. We thank all of our 2015/16 customers for their faith in us and their business, and look forward to what next year holds. In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and have a very happy holiday.
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