Case Study

School Studio at Silkmore Community Primary

Building type: Studios
Project price: £58,000
Completion date: 2010

A Learning Escape at Silkmore Community Primary School in Stafford has given them the space to learn and get creative in a new environment.

Why did you want to develop an outdoor classroom?

We wanted to develop a space at Silkmore Community Primary School that could help us introduce ‘wow’ factor topics into our lessons. It needed to be flexible enough to accommodate our wildest ideas and yet practical enough to increase the working space in school.

What made The Learning Escape stand out from the other providers?

The buildings on offer from The Learning Escape are of high quality and have the flexibility of use that we required. The design was completely bespoke and sat comfortably in our outdoor setting and enhanced the surrounding green environment rather than detracting from it.

What are the biggest benefits you’ve noticed for the children and your school?

Our eco-classroom has given us greatly increased opportunities for learning. Our musical and dramatic performances have been enhanced by the dynamics of the space, enabling us to carry out bigger and better shows. It has given staff and pupils the opportunity to undertake projects that had previously been difficult because of lack of space.

How did you find working with the Learning Escape overall?

The team at The Learning Escape discussed the design brief with us at all stages and agreed on the flexibility and co-operation. The building was completed efficiently, despite adverse weather conditions, and everyone who was involved was approachable and helpful.

"Our outdoor classroom has created stimulating role-play environments that have supported learning across a number of skills."
Julie Mowbray
Head teacher