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Creating a Learning Den

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Summary

The magazine series helping to improve the school environment.

Today's episode features Ryton Park Primary School in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. A cluttered room formerly used as a withdrawal space for children with behaviour and learning difficulties was transformed into a flexible "learning den" for children of all abilities.

All Change architect Marco da Cruz worked with the school community to design a space which incorporates additional storage, a new interactive white board and more contemporary furniture.

Project manager John Cregg collaborated with headteacher Richard Lilley to produce a space which is a more inspirational learning environment. The new motto, "What do you know now that you didn't know when you came though the door?" summarises the atmosphere that the new room creates for the children using it.

See our resources and support materials page for links to some of the manufacturers and suppliers whose materials are featured in the programme.

Published : Mar 2005

30 mins

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