Furniture for the Future
You need the right tools for the job, and the right furniture for the modern curriculum. Levent Caglar reports on the latest thinking in school furniture design.
The top ten tips for choosing an off-site contractor
Off-site construction sounds like a gift from heaven - you get a brand new school with none of the disruption of building work. But make sure you’re choosing a reliable contractor - with these top ten tips from David Johnson.
LG launches Network Monitors
LG has announced the launch of a range of Network monitors – which use thin client technology. Alexandra Vinall met Warren Lewis, the LG Business Solutions general manager, to ask why this technology is so exciting.
Alexandra Vinall reportsfrom Barry Island school - where a new thin client network system is saving school managers’ money and energy
The mobile classroom
Designers always claim their classrooms are revolutionary - but we’re still seeing the same rows of moulded plastic chairs and tables in boxy classrooms. Not so in the New Line Learning academy’s Plaza – it’s unlike any classroom we’ve seen before. Lucy Busuttil reports.
Learning outside the classroom
'Learning outside the classroom' is an initiative inspiring not just teachers, but also architects. Helen Nichols reports on inspiring projects getting communities to make the most of their outdoor environments.
A lick of paint
Fantasising about knocking the school down and starting again is fine if you’ve got a bulging wallet. But there’s no need to throw the baby out with the bath water – a refurb and remodel is often the smartest design move, says Paul Turpin.
Points system please!
Even the latest version of the CABE reviews doesn’t take into account the restrictions school designers have to overcome. They also drag down a whole score for one mark. Caroline Buckingham has had enough - and is demanding a fair, points-based system.
A host of 14-19 diploma students are anxious to start in September – dreaming of industry-standard technology and learning spaces. Jane Abbot, Nick Williams, Sarah Hopkins and Valerie Bragg check out creative school designs for diploma students across the country.