Promoting Mental Health & Well-being for our children

An early intervention project is underway in Salford (North West England) tomorrow and it’s a rather splendid example of how a City Council and a well-known community charity can come together to support the well-being of school children with mental health issues. The workshop model called “Mindsteps” is an early intervention, school based series of […]

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10 Reasons why an outdoor modular classroom would benefit your school

WHAT IS AN OUTDOOR MODULAR CLASSROOM? It’s an extension to your existing school, but a stand-alone outdoor modular building which has more in common with the landscape and trees surrounding it than the traditional bricks and mortar building which your pupils may usually associate with the school classroom. You may be considering extending your current building or […]

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Schools pushed to their limits: Solution! Outdoor or Modular Classroom Buildings

New analysis by the Local Government Association estimates that it will cost £12 billion to create sufficient places for the 900,000 extra pupils expected to start school in the next decade. Combine this with the recent doubling of the 15 hours free childcare (up to 30) scheme set to roll out this September, a greater number […]

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New Permitted Development Rules – changes as of 2016

If you’re planning on extending your home by installing a garden room it may now be possible for you to build to a much larger size than was previously possible due to a recent change in planning legislation. Permitted Development guidelines now state that: Providing that the total area covered by your new buildings does […]

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Raising the bar for eco-holidays in the UK

It was with much glee that we checked back on our client in Derbyshire to see how she was getting along with her new site of ‘Glamping units’ (AKA Rotundas!) on her idyllic site in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales National Park. Not only has she set a precedent for a planning approval in a National […]

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Should you buy a yurt for your school?

………..Have you been thinking about whether you should buy a yurt for your school or nursery? Could this be the quick-fix solution you’ve been looking for for the additional space requirements for the 30 hours free childcare scheme? …………STOP RIGHT THERE!  It’s a romantic idea alright, and if you DO buy a yurt, it’s certainly […]

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How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives & Our World

In his new book The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World,  Psychologist Anthony Biglan describes how interventions aimed at creating nurturing environments could help solve some of society’s most stubborn, harmful, and costly issues.   Crime, delinquency, depression, and heart disease are often, he explains, the […]

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Design considerations for Educational Spaces

Are you designing a new Educational Space within a classroom or modular building?  Traditionally, classroom design has been rather uninspiring.  The primary zone of an educational space is in the front of the classroom from where the majority of lessons are taught.   Seating is usually arranged to maximize the amount of students occupying the action zone. […]

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Modular Buildings: Well-designed classrooms boost academic success

Every building deprives a portion of the earth of sun, wind and rain and probably plant and animal life as well. It must redeem this sacrifice by the healing quality of its architecture. -Rudolf Steiner A recent study from Salford University found that the construction and decoration of classrooms had a significant impact on reading, […]

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The Forest School & Kindergarten Trailblazer

There are many heroes working in the field of early years education but few are as worthy of a mention as Sarah Blackwell; the lead trainer and director of Forest Schools Education Ltd (FSE) which is a non-profit social enterprise, founded in 2001 as Archimedes Training Ltd.   FSE has become the largest provider of Forest […]

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