school refurbishment, Manchester

Is your school feeling the squeeze?

school refurbishment, Manchester

Last week more than half a million families found out which primary school their children will attend in September, with early indications suggesting that one in six missed out on their preferred choice!
An article in the Telegraph* revealed that one…

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From classroom to staffroom…

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At Whitespace we often talk about how schools should invest in a learning environment that meets the needs of the students, and have gained considerable experience in the interior design, refurbishment and furnishing of schools and colleges throughout the North…

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Taking the DIY route is not always the easiest or cheapest option…

The Easter break is fast approaching and you’ve decided your school needs a bit of updating. How hard can it be to furnish two additional classrooms and spruce up the reception area? Often if small improvements or new furniture are…

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What difference does a school’s environment make to the learning process?

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Studies reveal that around 90% of teachers agree that the school environment can influence the learning process, with approximately 50% believing that the surroundings ie classroom designs, can actually have a negative impact…
Areas for concern highlighted by the research included cramped…

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Recipe for change…

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While school meals have improved significantly since the dark days of turkey twizzlers, it appears making food healthier is only half the battle for the majority of schools and colleges. In fact, your school dining room can also make an…

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Not every child finds reading fun…

… but you could help change that.
As children up and down the country returned to school after the Christmas break, two charities are looking for adults to go back to school too as volunteers to help children improve their reading…

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How flexible is your school furniture?

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Education establishments are having to adapt quickly to changes in demographics to ensure they have the right accommodation going forward, with schools and colleges across the country starting to make plans so that all aspects of the school infrastructure are appropriate….

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Investing in the future of children…

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The academic success of any child can be influenced by many variables, from their socioeconomic status and the different teaching styles they experience, down to the interior design of the classroom. However, the latter is often overlooked, even though studies have…

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Need a break from the classroom?

It is reported that stress levels among England’s teachers are soaring, with some saying that it’s the biggest cause of staff absence!
Although workload is often blamed for the cause of such stress, the surroundings and facilities available in the school/college…

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What kind of message is the design of the classroom sending to your students?

I can remember as a young girl walking into a cramped classroom with rows and rows of wooden desks all facing the front with uncomfortable chairs and a chalkboard at the front of the room!
Thankfully the majority of schools now…

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