What makes a good learning space

What makes a good learning space

Whilst the practise and method of teaching are essential to the success of engaging pupils and stimulating learning, it must also be remembered that the very environment in which the learning process takes place can have a huge impact on children and how well they can...
4 Analogue Ways to Engage Digitally Distracted Children

4 Analogue Ways to Engage Digitally Distracted Children

Today’s young people cannot begin to imagine the world before the internet, the i-phone or the selfie. However, there is a growing body of evidence that the sheer power of the machines in every teenager’s hand or pocket (and a great many younger children), the...
What is Biophilia and why does it matter?

What is Biophilia and why does it matter?

“A love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms.” The purpose of this piece is to explore the concept of biophilic architectural design and how it can positively affect the well-being of a building’s occupants and in turn their...
Full of the Joys of Spring

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....