Blog posts

  • 11 Feb 2018 We need to keep old rhymes alive

    Nursery rhymes are becoming less common... 

  • 1 Feb 2018 Jamie Oliver campaigns for Sit Stand Desks

    The TV personality has approached No.10 yet again...

  • 24 Jan 2018 The power of the seating plan

    A powerful resource for teachers?

  • 16 Jan 2018 How friendship can help to foster a better learning environment

    Should children be allowed to sit with their mates in the classroom?

  • 9 Jan 2018 Education highlights of 2017

    Here are our best bits...

  • 2 Jan 2018 Should gender neutral language be used in schools?

    Okay then boys and girls...

  • 13 Dec 2017 Sleeping Beauty promotes inappropriate behaviour?

    Consent is one of the hottest topics in the playground these days... 

  • 6 Dec 2017 Group seating: working together or worsening attention?

    Evidence suggests that it is far from optimal...

  • 29 Nov 2017 Calculators in primary schools: help or hindrance?

    Should calculators be banned? 

  • 16 Nov 2017 UK Teacher Shortage

    There is a serious teacher shortage in the UK, with over 40,000 leaving the profession each year...

  • 7 Nov 2017 The colour of school chairs impacts learning

    If you ask a teacher what influences children's learning, you’ll likely get a variety of responses, from the curriculum to teaching methods...

  • 13 Oct 2016 St Paul's CE Primary School

    We were originally contacted by St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, in Stoke on Trent, to find a solution to creating a private meeting space without compromising the room’s structure through any building work or extensions. 

  • 30 Sep 2016 Ingenious Ways to Store Sports Equipment with Limited Space

    Whether it's golf clubs or cricket pads, sports equipment storage can take up a lot of space. Here are some ways to save what you can and make the most of the available space...

  • 21 Sep 2016 Titan Chairs: Masters of the Ergonomic Classroom

    It has been found that children who are uncomfortable tend to fidget and become restless and distracted. This leads to a lack of concentration as well as future physical problems. What are classroom furniture designers manufacturing to avoid these issues and improve the results? Find out with Titan in this post! 

  • 5 Aug 2016 From Olympian to God, Arena to Schools

    Designed by UK firm AndArchitects with the help of local studios “Lopes Santos” and “Ferreira Gomes”, the arena is designed to be dismantled and rebuilt as schools around the city. Areas where there is a lack of educational space will benefit from this, thus the games give back to the community, too. 

  • 15 Jul 2016 Education, I choose you!

    In addition to allowing us all to embrace a childhood dream, there are also educational benefits that can be gained from the Pokémon Go App that is taking the World by storm, especially for our younger generation! 

  • 11 Jul 2016 Online Graduate Degrees in 5 Years?!

    Coursera was founded in California 4 years ago and has now become one of the World’s biggest providers of “massive, open, online courses”, also known as “Moocs”. They are now looking into extending this success over to the wider population around the World and offering degrees to a wider audience with the help of top universities. 

  • 24 Jun 2016 Live to Play with PlayAlive

    There is always emphasis on the importance of the playground when it comes to schools. The need for “play time” is paramount throughout our education process and the company “PlayAlive” is no stranger to having realised how much can be achieved with creating structures that offer a combination of interactive and physical activity. 

  • 16 Jun 2016 A Cave for Class

    Being one of the poorest regions in China, the local people in Guizhou have had to make use of their local environment and recourses to make sure that their younger generation could get a well deserved education. Using a local cave, makeshift classrooms and a basketball court was constructed and teaching began.. Very inspirational!  

  • 3 Jun 2016 MFS II: From Makoko to Venice

    In 2013 a prototype for a “floating school” was docked in a lagoon located in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. A copy of the prototype is currently docked in Venice as a “Venice Biennale 2016” exhibition. MFS II is part of the “Waterfront Atlas” exhibition which looks at the development of coastal communities. 

  • 26 May 2016 Shoe-less Classrooms

    After 10 years of research, a recent study has revealed that pupils and students are more likely to achieve better academic results when they don’t wear shoes in class. The study has also shown that the children are often better behaved and happier if their shoes are taken off beforehand...

  • 17 May 2016 The Purpose of Exams

    Exams and tests are a great way to assess what the students have learned with regards to particular subjects. Exams will show what part of the lesson each student seems to have taken the most interest in and has remembered... 

  • 27 Apr 2016 Pets In School

    Although the idea of having pets around young children in school is controversial, many studies have revealed that having animals in a school environment can be very beneficial... 

  • 15 Apr 2016 Beneficial Bean Bags in Class

    The increasing use of technology in schools has encouraged the education sector to implement breakout areas, utilising the already referenced bean bags, into schools. iPads and laptops are replacing the notepad and pen and there are also many other advantages to bean bags in schools. 

  • 7 Apr 2016 Making use of the Outdoors in Urban Schools

    Outdoor space usually limited in schools situated within urban areas. The benefits that outdoor space can have on pupils and students should not be ruled out. Both educational as well as mental benefits can be provided by nature and there are several ways schools and colleges in cities can achieve these... 

  • 1 Apr 2016 The Benefits of PE in Schools

    Despite not being too keen on the lessons, I always had great fun during PE and there are plenty of benefits that can be achieved. It is now also a lesson the government is trying to emphasise on, that has many benefits that can be achieved for teachers as well as pupils... 

  • 23 Mar 2016 Happy Egghunt 2016

    Our yearly Easter Egg Hunt challenge found itself on this website for 2016... As always, it was a lot of fun!

  • 18 Mar 2016 Blogging in The Classroom

    The importance of blog writing even seems to have found itself within the educational sector. Many schools have started blog writing in class, as part of their curriculum and there have been several benefits for the pupils as well as teachers. 

  • 11 Mar 2016 The Importance of Show & Tell

    We all remember the exciting, nerve racking experience of “show and tell” in primary school. Bringing in your favourite item to show off to the rest of the class, wondering what all your friends may have brought in? 

  • 4 Mar 2016 #Worldbookday

    The 3rd of March 2016 saw the 19th World Book Day! During the week there were plenty of fun activities at schools to help appreciate reading and literature as a whole. Thousands of schools participated in fancy dress, based on fictional characters... 

  • 24 Feb 2016 It's A Colourful World

    Although the use of colour is paramount in the interior design process, the idea of the mental effects of certain colours is often missed. Unknowingly, the colours in an educational environment may have an effect on pupils and students and their performance and engagement... 

  • 19 Feb 2016 Lighting The Dark with the Power Of Print

    3D-printing is becoming increasingly more important in the design industry. The younger generation who are visually impaired are now able to make the most of the evolving technology thanks to a team at the University of Colorado, Boulder...

  • 12 Feb 2016 Playing To Learn & To Be Inspired

    Play is an essential lesson that we all learn from throughout our lives. From a very young age, we know that play creates the most fun that we can have. The playground at schools has an important role in education, ensuring that our younger generation is able to use their imagination, interact with others and enjoy themselves while burning off some excess energy. 

  • 29 Jan 2016 Class By The River: Floating Schools

    Imagine a world where kids didn’t have to sit in a generic classroom all day…! Well, in Bangladesh they don’t... at least not sometimes! During the Monsoon season, the lessons are held on the flood waters...

  • 22 Jan 2016 Books to Computers: Technological Evolution In Schools

    Over the years there has been a significant increase in computers in schools and colleges. With technology always advancing, our reliance on computers is becoming more apparent. . A long way from those notebooks, all in a space of a few years! 

  • 14 Jan 2016 The First Day at School as a Website

    After the years of planning and the months of organizing, the launch of this website has felt very much like watching our child attend the first day of school. I have found a couple of helpful tips to help us through these "first days"...

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