It’s May and that means just one thing for students – Exams!

Exams

Sleepless nights and days spent cramming information into their heads, yes; exam season is well underway… But, according to studies by the NSPCC the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling over exam stress has increased by 200% in…

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Time for our ‘little ones’ to go to ‘big school’ (literally)…

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The ‘baby boom’ and rising immigration are just two of the things being blamed for the growing pressure on our primary schools. It is reported that the UK’s birth rate has been rising in recent years, with more than 700,000…

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How many people can you fit in a space?

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It’s not a joke! Cramped offices and schools are fast becoming a reality these days….
A great deal of time and money is invested in designing and constructing the perfect building to house businesses and education establishments.  Yet, often overlooked at…

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What’s on the menu?

School dinners

What was it about lashings of pink custard? It was certainly the highlight of my school dinners…
With the Government’s new School Food Standards coming into effect at the beginning of January, school dinners are once again a hot topic. The…

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The three Rs have gone digital…

So much about how and where students learn has changed over the years…
Those of us who have worked in the interior design of schools and colleges over the last decade or more, work hard to keep up with the changes…

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Teachers need a break too…

They say the most stressful thing you can do in life is move house.  Or is it get married?  Although, ask any teacher and they would probably disagree.  Surely the most stressful thing you could do is teach? But, it’s…

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Looking for some sound advice?

I think we’ll all agree that a student’s ability to hear and understand what is being said in the classroom is essential for learning. Unfortunately, this ability can be reduced in a noisy classroom.  But, it’s not just unruly students…

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Back to school…

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September sees the start of a brand new school year!  But, it’s not all about new uniforms and text books! Will your school’s interior be achieving top marks from students and staff?
Investing in an environment that meets the needs of…

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School’s (almost) out for summer!

Hands up all those who remember their school days?  I can (just), cramped, inflexible rooms with rows of wooden desks, uncomfortable chairs and a chalkboard at the front of the room! Some of you will be reading this nodding your…

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Cooking up a treat…

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An overhaul of the National Curriculum will see food and nutrition classes taught to children as young as eight from September this year. For the first time ever, learning about food and food preparation will be compulsory for every pupil…

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