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January 2, 2019

What you need to know about leasing school furniture

Equipment leasing is an affordable way for schools to expand and improve their facilities, particularly where budgets are limited.

In the case of dining room furniture, for example, schools may find it difficult to immediately buy everything that is needed to accommodate an increase in numbers if there is an improved uptake of school dinners due to factors such as Universal Fr...

December 12, 2018

Thoughtfully designed classrooms that include flexible configurations, visual stimulation, and natural light are shown to increase both student performance and teacher retention. Expert construction means furniture that lasts, better student performance, higher teacher retention, and fewer replacements costs. Good design is smart investment.

Environment affects outcomes

In a pilot study by the University of Salford and architect...

December 11, 2018

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day, with the potential to impact pupil behaviour and their sense of well being immensely. Thus, providing a school dining environment that is pleasant and inclusive of all pupils can play a vital role in ensuring that the student population stays happy, calm and healthy.

What makes a good school dining experience?

We have blogged previously about the positive impact that a well-plann...

November 21, 2018

If you’ve been following our recent blog posts or have attended one of our acoustic workshops, you will be aware of the work we’ve been doing to help schools create effective and inclusive learning environments.  Whilst our expertise in acoustics and acoustic refurbishment underpin this work, we also believe it’s essential to understand what noise means to children.

We recently engaged children at a junior school...

November 2, 2018

As with many schools, the hall at Booker Avenue Infant School in Liverpool is a hive of activity.  It acts as a multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities, from assemblies and dining to physical activity and learning.

Over time it had become clear that poor acoustics in the school hall were having a negative impact on a number of pupils in terms of their comfort levels, behaviour and overall well-being.  A solution was...