The problem with sitting…

Posted On: 23/03/2017 | In the Category: classroom furniture, classroom space planning, School furniture, School refurbishment

Did you know that throughout their schooling children spend around 15,000 hours in a seated position? Sitting in an uncomfortable chair for any length of time can not only affect their ability to concentrate and absorb vital information, but it can also lead to health issues in growing children. Therefore, choosing the right classroom seating should be a priority…

However, before jumping on the internet and placing an order for the first chairs you find, there are a few things you need to consider. Sometimes buying ‘off the shelf’, without seeking expert help and looking at all the differing needs of pupils and staff alike can be a mistake….

…You should consider; how old the students are (one size will not fit all! appropriate chair seat height is often based on the age of the child) and the style of teaching to be done in the space; seating for an ICT suite would be different to that required in a laboratory for example!  The seating you choose will be used by hundreds of students over many years; therefore durability and flexibility should also be taken in consideration.

Do teachers still get apples?

At Whitespace we have extensive experience of space planning and furnishing a variety of education establishments, whether it’s refurbishing a whole school or a single classroom, we deliver stimulating learning environments with products that have been selected for their suitability and durability. Nursery or Primary School, Secondary or Sixth Form College, we can supply and install a wide selection of furniture solutions to suit every curricular area. We have the resources to create exciting teaching spaces to suit all budgets.

We pride ourselves on offering great value products backed up by our reliable and flexible interior design service. Take a look at our recent case studies for inspiration and/or contact us for details on how we can help you to find the best educational furniture for your school – not just now but for years to come…

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