Schools are experiencing rapidly changing needs and classrooms built in the 19th and 20th century lack the practicality and space to accommodate pupils for 21st century learning – whether it’s a music lesson, art lesson or any subject needing that extra space for creativity and spontaneity.
Over the last decade, building detached eco-classrooms within the school grounds has become popular. A well-designed classroom can provide a tranquil and inspirational space that has a positive effect on student’s concentration, their self-discipline and behaviour – all down to the sustainable, natural environment that they are learning in.
TG Escapes’ eco-classrooms are designed with your environmental needs in mind.Their eco-classrooms are planned to encourage outdoor learning, educational play and to help reconnect with nature.Their commercial classroom The Learning Escape is designed and built alongside their architects Metropolis Architecture, and they know how important projects are, which is why they provide a professional helping helping hand from project start to project finish.
TG Escapes, who are also designers of The Garden Escape, concentrate on eco buildings and are proud of their use careful use of environmental resources. They build with sustainable timber from forests used in reforestation and conservation projects,and will make sure that the build disrupts you as little as possible. Every building is constructed in a ‘low impact’ way, meaning that no heavy duty equipment will be used on site and the construction is scheduled around the timetable and the individual needs of your school.
A Learning Escape eco-classroom provides a naturally lit environment which relaxes students and teachers and establishes a connection with nature and the outdoors, encouraging pupils to see beyond the four walls of a classroom and engage all their senses within the work environment.
The eco options provide financial and physical benefits:
If chosen, a sedum roof reduces rainwater run-off and lowers energy consumption. It also provides a habitat for a rich and wide variety of wildlife to enjoy.
Sun pipes can capture natural lighting from the rooftop through reflective tubing and is a great alternative to artificial lighting.
If you invest in wind or solar power, you can heat the classroom and water supply without extra cost.
Having an eco-classroom can save your school money on energy bills and hence save money for the school to spend on other important things to further the pupils’ education.
Administration of your classroom project, planning permission and safety compliance are all handled by the TG Escapes, as well as a bespoke care program after the classroom is built. If there are any problems, the team are on hand to fix them.
Once your new classroom is up and running it will help the school, and encourage others, to think about their environment and help to boost their passion for the natural world.
Eco-classrooms are a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative that make an educational connection with green issues. They are classrooms that root nature back into students’ and teachers’ lives and will introduce future generations to the care of the environment.
Learning and teaching comes alive because of the immediate connection with the outside world. fresh air with a few small steps, the classroom can teach children the importance of respecting the environment