Do It Yourself!
Andrew Siddall tells us how parent-power in one community has made a huge difference to the future of a primary school playspace.
Changing Cultures by Changing Spaces
Lauren Ponder, Head of English at William Edwards School in Grays, Essex, describes how a training session in school, led by education change makers ‘Suklaa’, transformed teaching and learning in her classroom.
Wright & Wright architects
Wright and Wright give an architect’s perspective on the importance of developing research and seeking out expert advice during the design process; including engagement with the users; and showing how comparisons can be drawn from existing experience and schools in operation.
Opportunities for participation and innovation – Learning from primary schools
John Waldron RIBA takes a look at how creative and collaborative smaller scale interventions are making a big difference to primary schools in the UK and abroad.
What do you want in your outdoor space?
As the need for more school places sees the outdoor areas in may schools squeezed to provide temporary accommodation, Juno Hollyhock gives some advice on how to get more from the space you have.
The Third Teacher+
Christian Long of the Chicago based The Third Teacher+ education design consultancy describes how they challenge and plan for the future of learning and the environments that it may need.
BIM for Schools- why?
The government have set targets for the adoption of BIM across all publically funded projects by 2016. Education and Justice are pathfinder departments. Helen Taylor asks what is BIM and why should schools care about it?
Why good learning environments still matter
With current debates about how best to spend capital funding, Rachel Jones explains why carefully investing in the learning environment – physical and virtual - still makes educational sense.
Building Projects – Heaven or Hell?
Sister Anne-Marie Niblock, Headteacher of Notre Dame Girls R.C. School in the London Borough of Southwark recollects living through a new BSF project.