LS1.2_p59-61_Space to learn
Hartlepool’s Space to Learn Project could pave the way for school design ideas to transform teaching and learning and tap into the technology of the future.
LS1.2_p54-56_Learning in the urban jungle
Hugh McNish describes how an innovative play area has helped to transform learning and behaviour in a Glasgow primary school
In this case study Tim den Dekker, Ian Taylor and Pierre Gaston show how an innovatively designed school incorporates its highly effective Fire and Access Strategy to serve more than one function.
LS1.2_p42-45_Intelligence starts with design
Contractors face the challenge of designing and building schools that meet sustainability and carbon reduction guidelines, as well as providing a secure environment in which to educate young people and ensure inclusion for all. Rob Bradley looks at how contractors can overcome these challenges whilst creating modern, safe and comfortable learning environments
LS1.2_p38-40_Learning through green spaces
Children and nature . . . a winning combination, whether it’s pond dipping, squirrel watching, digging in the mud to plant spring bulbs or just scrabbling through autumn leaves and cones to make models and collages. But creating the right environment isn’t always child’s play writes Jane Whitham from environmental charity BTCV.
LS1.2_p34-37_British gas pools 4 pools
Lack of access to a swimming pool? No problem! Jon Glenn describes a scheme which literally brings pools to schools and their communities to get the nation swimming!
LS1.2_p28-33_The fire next time
In the event of an emergency or fire hazard, quick evacuation is key. However, for those with disabilities, the fire hazard itself is not the only barrier blocking their exit. Jane Simpson and Jonny Joinson discuss the fundamental issues that need to be considered when reviewing an evacuation plan
In 2010, two young children were tragically killed by the very gates that were designed to protect them. Carla Wessel describes the often-ignored safety measures needed to protect from this hidden danger.