School Dining Areas
High quality school dining areas are becoming increasingly necessary within education establishments. Along with promoting healthy eating and serving up the right food, it’s essential that schools and colleges provide children with the right environment in which to eat. Research suggests that pupils are more likely to eat a healthy meal at school if they have somewhere nice to sit and eat. It’s important that children return to the classroom feeling refreshed and eager to learn. Providing a relaxing and comfortable area for students to eat can be beneficial in a number of ways; not only does it demonstrate a commitment to their wellbeing and comfort, but it can also encourage them to communicate, socialise and interact with each other.
Although, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Round tables may work in one school, whilst another may require more of a bespoke seating arrangement due to the shape of the room. Some schools may need to use the space for other activities, so a flexible approach is required, with stackable chairs and flip-top tables.
At Whitespace we have successfully created school dining areas in a variety of education establishments, from primary schools to 6th form colleges. Before we begin designing the space, we carefully consider a range of factors, including; the size and shape of the room, footfall and seating preferences. Our aim is to create spaces to relax, inspire and above all encourage students to use the space.
We believe the school dining areas should be well furnished, with durability, flexibility and quality being key to the furniture selection criteria. Good use of colour and well-planned seating will also have a positive effect of a sense of space in a dining area. We work closely with our clients to design and install the most suitable dining facilities, advising on the best layout and furniture options available to suit both budget and need.
As with all our projects, we offer a full turnkey package, including; partitions, electrics, heating and ventilation, flooring, lighting and the supply and installation of standard and bespoke furniture. Some clients work with us for the whole process, others like to cherry pick from the services we provide.
Your dining area could be dull and boring, or, with our help, an exciting café-style environment with areas for relaxing, dining and socialising, a space that students and staff actually want to use, the choice is yours…
Take a look at our latest education case studies here