As the evenings draw in and the seas get a bit rough (still warm though!) here are some papers about managing that shift back to school after the summer break …
I’m looking forward to the Education Estates® Exhibition | Conference | Awards in October, and the opportunity to debate some of these issues with the Department for Education and advisors including the brilliant architect Sarah Williams of S Williams Architects Ltd.
Sue Atkins shared this Observer article – The Observer view on the energy crisis: the price of warm schools mustn’t be fewer teachers – a sobering reminder of the tough times that schools face this winter.
Please join Fred Bass of Fred Bass Consulting, John Bullock of the Light Review, Paul Garbett of Arup and Paul Foulkes of Theben, to discuss how the energy crisis could just be a driver for change in the lighting sector – Can Lighting Really Boost Environmental Performance on 15th September, 4-5 pm UK time.
Being a teenager is tough enough!
Perhaps we need to design the school day to support their body clock. An adolescent’s body clock runs around two hours later than an adult: 7am for us is like 5am for them- no wonder they’re reluctant to get out of bed….