Research shows that a child’s ability to gather and process knowledge vastly improves when they are taught in a bright and ventilated environment. Since the opening, Angela Hewkin has made her own observations, which is drawing the same findings as the research.
“It’s a good learning environment and the children appreciate the light space and the climate control, which provides a comfortable atmosphere, whatever the weather – hot or cold. We now have a growing, changing school, and I am impressed with the learning outcomes. Children do seem to be more alert in the classrooms towards the end of the day, especially when we have hot summer weather. The air seems a lot clearer.”
Angela also noticed that the absenteeism rate seems to be better with fewer pupils absent due to sickness. “Attendance has improved since the new building opened, but this isn’t just down to the changes, although I’m sure it has had an influence. Feedback from new parents’ open days tells us that they do want their children to come to the school.”