TG Escapes Blog

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco-building for education and business.

Your Garden and What To Do in June

As we approach the longest day of the year on June 21st, the extra light and warmth is encouraging an exuberant burst of growth and providing ample opportunity to get out into your garden. Two of the most pressing gardening jobs in June are mowing and hoe-ing, as your...

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Take part in empty classroom day – 20th June

Next Friday 20th June 2014 is Empty Classroom Day. Its aim is simple: for every teacher to take their classroom outside to learn, for one lesson. The project was created by a collection of organisations who met at the London Sustainable Schools Forum seeking to...

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Swapping Blue Light for Sunlight

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without some press headline warning parents about the perils of childhood tech addiction. The reality is, however, that while there is a rapidly growing field of research around the notion, it is still at the stage of empirical data...

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Inspiring Leadership Conference 2014 – 11th-13th June

The Inspiring Leadership Conference 2014 is due to take place between the 11th and 13th June at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham and we, at The Learning Escape, are delighted to be taking part. The CfBT, NAHT and ASCL have joined forces to organise a...

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A Garden Room in time for summer?

Oak before ash, in for a splash: ash before oak, in for a soak…..so say the old wives. Well, my oak was in almost full leaf before the ash started to sprout green and my glass is most definitely half full. Some may call me deluded, but I have a feeling that this...

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The NPH National Annual Conference – 21st & 22nd May

The NPH is run by, with and for primary head teachers with the aim of facilitating the formation of local and regional groups that, together, give primary heads a united perspective and voice. One of its fundamental objectives is for head teachers to reclaim the...

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Make the Most of the Long Hours of Sunlight with a Garden Room

Sunlight is good for you. It’s good for your health, helping your body to manufacture vitamin D (which is essential for the effective functioning of the immune system) and to absorb calcium (keeping your bones in order). It stimulates the secretion of serotonin in the...

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Walk To School Week – 19th- 23rd May 2014

Next week is Walk to School Week, a fantastic campaign to try and encourage more families to leave the car at home and get the kids walking. Walking has great health benefits and ensures that children arrive at school brighter, less stressed and more alert. One of the...

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Boost your creativity and walk to work in a Garden Office

Next week (12th to 16th May) is Walk to Work Week. You should give it a crack - walking is good for you on so many levels. Hippocrates deemed that “walking is man’s best medicine” whilst Nietzsche purported that “all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”...

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Get Outside and Feast on the Joys of Spring

Next Sunday (11th May) is National Children’s Day UK 2014(NCDUK) and it will be dedicated to exploring the necessity for children to connect with nature and the positive effects of being outside. In the week running up to next Sunday, the NCDUK is collaborating with...

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Recharging Your Creative Batteries

Did you know that the human eye is able to distinguish more shades of green than any other colour? This is believed to be related to our early ancestors’ reliance upon the colour green to locate a source of water and food: in short it represents life and is...

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Make the Most of Your Outside Space

Increasingly, educators are perceiving that a school’s grounds are potentially as important to the education and overall well-being of our children as are its buildings. Appropriate use of the outdoor space can have a dramatic impact on physical health, concentration...

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