How can you transform a Victorian building into an environmentally effcient, functional school? Sarah Curl explains how her practice won a 2008 BCSE award for their remodel of a Camden school.
Choosing school fencing is a challenge. It’s got to be environmentally friendly, robust and cheap. It’s got to beat bullies, encourage outside learning and encourage sports. Above all, it’s got to be safe – without looking like a prison! Richard Jackson shares his advice for school managers.
A Sheffeld primary school is taking ‘learning outside the classroom’ to new heights - with a green roof. Paula Lightfoot and Emma MacDonald report.
School of rock
The new music building at Solihull school offers its students professional-standard facilities. From wall panels that can adjust a room’s acoustics, to the ‘rock and percussion’ rooms for budding student bands, the building has changed the school, says Jayne Howarth.
Top ten tips for great school grounds
Government policy insists on ‘Learning outside the classroom’ opportunities, using BSF as a funding pot. But the charity Learning Through Landscapes says it hasn’t seen a single school offering the good practice they expect. Catherine Andrews explains.
Building schools for health
BSF provides the buildings, but Healthy Schools is changing the atmosphere of schools. We report from a Healthy Schools conference.
A modern college was designed to complement its cathedral city surroundings – with a 130-metre long crucifx-shaped atrium. Philippa Clothier reports from Durham.
Human Scale Schools
BSF has become a monster – it’s all about building the biggest, most fabulous schools those budgets can stretch to. But is that how students learn best, asks Mary Tasker?
Karen James visits the phenomenal Motherwell college – part of a £1.2 billion Glaswegian new town built on the site of an old steelworks.