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TG Escapes support STEM week with design competition at High School Leckhampton

by Mark Brown | Mar 17, 2023 | Blog, Education

Congratulations to Key Stage 3 students Tom Carron & Eric Shannon for their winning designs in our Outdoor Learning Centre Design Competition.
At TG Escapes we understand how important sustainability and the environment is becoming for young people. To that end, we are always happy to support our education customers to bring sustainable construction into the classroom. This complements our tree-planting program for schools.
Last week saw the completion of just such a project undertaken with the High School Leckhampton.

TG Escapes STEM workshop at High School Leckhampton

We kicked this off last year with a design workshop run by our chief engineer Chris Leese during which we launched a design competition. The challenge was to design a sustainable outdoor learning centre.

The entries were judged, and during STEM Week 2023 Chris gave a talk about potential career paths into the construction industry, and the winners were awarded their certificates. Big congratulations to Tom Carron & Eric Shannon for their winning entry.
The judges were impressed with their ideas and the TG Escapes design team enjoyed bringing the ideas to life with architectural visualisations.

Outdoor learning centre design

Outdoor Learning Centre Design

Outdoor Learning Centre Design

Outdoor Learning Centre Design

Our relationship with HSL started in 2020 when it became clear that their new school building development wouldn’t be ready in time for their first intake arriving in September 2021. To accommodate the new pupils, neighbouring school Balcarras offered to provide the space for a modular eco-building to accommodate 120 year 7 students in 4 classrooms as well as offices for staff. You can read more in our two-storey modular school eco-building case study featuring 360 walkthrough and timelapse video.

About the author

Mark Brown
Consultant at TG Escapes - Mark has spent time growing up with the army, studying computing before the internet existed, and founding The London Classic Theatre Company, self sustaining for over 25 years. He trained in marketing with Unilever before moving into advertising as a strategist with Leo Burnett, Creative Director at Starcom and founder of award winning creative agency Weapon7. He has a passion for eco buildings and helps run the social enterprise Street Wisdom, providing free creative walkshops around the world.

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