ECO Friendly Design

A sense of responsibility

There is now evidence, both anecdotal and empirical, that the learning environment can have a significant effect on children’s progress and development. Now it’s time to move from discussion to implementation, argues Murray Hudson, Managing Director and Chairman of Gratnells; Chairman of the British Educational Furniture Manufacturers’ Group from 2012 – 2016 and the inspiration behind the Gratnells Learning Rooms project.

Seventeen years ago, when I first came into this industry, there was a general awareness of the educational benefits of a well organised school and the contribution that good systems made to teaching practice.  Having teaching materials readily available and easy to find were of obvious value to teachers, while for pupils a properly planned classroom with storage, display and personal space all made the school day a more pleasurable experience.

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