16thMay 2024

A study on children’s multi-sensorial experiences of nature

16.05.24|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

D Grierson and P To - International Journal of Architectural Research (in press)  provide A study on children's multi-sensorial experiences of nature: design approaches and preferences for primary school architecture, case studies in Glasgow, Scotland, UK   Providing improved access to nature within educational settings can promote stronger child-nature connections [...]

28thSeptember 2023

Climate Ready School Grounds – resources for educators, landscape architects & more..

28.09.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning Through Landscapes have announced the arrival of their Climate Ready School Grounds project! This exciting collaboration with Architecture & Design Scotland explores using school grounds to address the impacts of climate change whilst creating outdoor environments that support learning and play. Discover a suite of resources to help schools, [...]

27thJune 2023

Vertical schools are increasingly common. This is what students want in ‘high’ school design

27.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Child in the City article (22 June 2023) explores why some new schools have to go up. This recently published Australian study  surveyed students at three vertical schools. The author points out that ‘While vertical schools generally have limited space on school grounds, they are usually built in central urban [...]

25thMay 2023

Register for Techfest’s Blueprint Challenge: a Future High Street competition!

25.05.23|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Blueprint Challenge: A Future High Street project, TechFest, supported by Bluewater, challenges S3/S6 students to redesign a local high street and create a space that allows society to thrive whilst simultaneously celebrating the natural world. This project spans a range of different disciplines (engineering, architecture, art and design, health and wellbeing, etc.). It [...]

18thMay 2023

Young explorers take on Castle CSI challenge in new learning initiative

18.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Check out this Historic Environment Scotland news article (21 April 2023) which describes new cross-curricular activities and resources, developed in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre. These highlight key aspect technology played in the construction and preservation of Scotland’s historical sites.