What Is Going Wrong With Our Schools?

Studies have shown that there are falling standards in schools. Many students are leaving without the necessary English or Maths to complete basic working tasks in the working environment. At the same time, with the rise of technology in the workplace, there is a significant need for an increase in students advancing to higher education. Schools Not Being Equipped For The Future There are plans in place to rectify these issues, but most of the current schemes are not going … Continue reading

Teaching Children To Accept Mistakes Rather Than Be Afraid Of Them

Thomas Edison is famous for saying: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” He knew the importance of making mistakes and their part in learning how to accomplish things. Students today have to have the same mentality. They need to learn to embrace mistakes, analyse what went wrong and then make changes to try again and get it right. A classic example here is in maths. Sometimes marking is only done on a right or … Continue reading

Children No Longer Need To Be Crammed

As schools expand, there is a premium in space. One school in the South-West of England has even taken to putting some children into 63-strong classes. As a result, many feel that children are getting crammed into them. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many schools are aware of the need to provide space for children to play and learn. The learning environment is vital for the success of education. If children feel too crowded or … Continue reading

Installation Focus: Telferscot Primary School, Balham, London

We all know the importance of a canopy to increase the playing and educational area of your school and classrooms during wetter and colder periods of the year. That is why BRM Associates approached us with a project to add a school canopy at one of the schools they look after. We’ve worked with BRM Associates on a number of projects, so they understood the range and quality of the products that we can supply to their clients for a … Continue reading

Create a Team Spirit Between Pupils and Staff

When it comes to educational plans, there is often talk about creating the group experience or community spirit. However, how does that work in a busy educational setting? What can be done so that students (teachers and parents) don’t feel alone while with you? Here are some of the key tips that can make all the difference. Leadership Counts One of the key aspects, according to Joe Sanfelippo, a leadership expert for schools, is that leaders need to show that … Continue reading

Ideas For Outdoor Play Sessions

When it comes to the new school year, there’s going to be a lot of excitement from children who are excited about their new classrooms, teachers and even new schools. Many of the children will also be looking forward to going outside whether the weather is wet, cold, sunny or warm. Learning outside is a fantastic opportunity for many children. It helps to develop confidence, social and fine-motor skills – all important for every day life. Playing outside is also … Continue reading

How To Maximise The Use Of Your PE Areas

Every school has a PE area, but not everyone utilises them to their full potential. Physical education is very important for the development of children. Not only does it help to develop their physical skills, but it can also help with confidence, emotional, and interpersonal skills. So, how can you maximise the use of your PE areas? Here are some suggestions: Redecorate Your PE Areas The first thing you want to do is to redecorate your PE areas. The more … Continue reading

Cranfield C of E Academy Gets A Canopy

Cranfield C of E Academy has recently had a new school canopy installed at their site. There was a new school built in September 2016, but they lacked the cover that can be essential in hot weather, especially in hot weather like the UK has experienced this year. Therefore, the school contacted us to supply them with a canopy. Originally, the school’s leadership team were interested in the Shade Sails for the area. However, after consultation, explanation of the benefits … Continue reading

Earn Funds For Your School Through Recycling With TerraCycle

Recycling is a major focus for many communities up and down the country. Despite our best efforts however, there is 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste produced in the UK every year. Much of this waste is taken to countries afar a field as Singapore, where it is burned or just dumped, causing more damage to the environment. That is where companies like TerraCycle come in. They’re offering businesses, schools and individuals the chance to recycle items that councils and authorities … Continue reading

Embrace The Outside! Learning Using Everything That Is Outside

When it comes to learning, the outdoors can be a great classroom. There are numerous elements that can be incorporated into lessons that help children develop their mental well being, understanding of the world and physical abilities. Here are some of the ways that you can use the outdoors to enhance learning in your educational settings. Sounds Any outdoor space is noisy. There are animals, passing traffic, people and other elements that can make for interesting learning points. Spend time … Continue reading