TG Escapes Blog

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco building for education, business and residential.

A fresh idea for learning environments

From early nights to breakfast cereals, we’re constantly searching for new ways to sustain alertness and concentration of children throughout the school day. Yet, as a teacher recently mentioned to one of our design team, the ‘2pm slump’ can affect children’s...

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An early Christmas present for your kids

Rooms have been tidied, lists made and fridges filled to bursting. The countdown has officially begun…to the kids coming home for the holidays! It’s always great to have the family together, but after time living apart having everybody under one roof again can cause...

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Create a more flexible learning space with folding partitions

If you are thinking about a new classroom for your school, but are unsure what size classroom you need, we have the perfect solution allowing you to adjust the classroom to suit a multitude of learning space combinations! The Learning Escape, with a little help from...

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The Academies Show

On Wednesday, 27th November, The Academies Show will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC. As of 1st November 2013 there are 3,444 schools that have achieved academy status enabling them to take independent decisions regarding the management of, amongst other things,...

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The Countryside Effect

Professor Aric Sigman has demonstrated that exposure to the natural environment provides children with a welcome break from the arresting effect of technology, allowing them to “attend without paying attention” as they explore their surroundings. Though their...

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Make your workspace work for you

A garden studio is the perfect solution to avoiding winter commutes and chills, but it doesn’t have to be exclusively used as a working environment. Your bespoke garden room can accommodate work and relaxation, to provide a space that adapts to your needs. So whether...

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UK teenagers spend half their waking lives in front of a screen

For the UK’s secondary school children, the past week will have offered a much needed break from the stresses and demands of homework, coursework and exams. Half term is intended to help students relax but the sad truth, as revealed in our latest white paper report,...

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Escape this Winter

The family gatherings, office parties and shopping of the winter season can contribute to heightened stress and anxiety levels in all of us at one time or another. It’s been proven that spending time in a natural environment can help relieve stress and improve...

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No more excuses when the gym is on your doorstep!

We all know the feeling. You’re tired after a long day’s work, cold after struggling home in the dark and all you are craving is a hot drink and a night curled up on the sofa. But Christmas is approaching, with its glittering parties, little black dresses and...

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A nursery space that grows with your school

According to the Local Government Association, almost half of English school districts will have a shortage of primary places by 2015, threatening to raise an even bigger challenge for parents hoping to secure their child a space at their ‘first-choice’ primary...

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Learning about literature and performance in a Creative Escape

Performing Shakespeare beneath the shade of an oak tree, or teaching children to paint in green, open fields are ideas often compromised by the British climate, which reminds us of the need for a creative, but practical, working space. Schools are keen to include...

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The Granny Annexe isn’t a 1970s relic…

Since 2011 prices of care homes have risen dramatically and now cost on average double the income of the average pensioner, forcing the UK’s elderly to drastic financial measures. Over the past five years more than 1 million homes have been sold to fund the...

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