Published: 7th Jan 2019

Chris Coxon of Eurocell plc, looks at the role buildings play in delivering an environment in which students can realise their full potential. It goes without saying that the buildings we live, work and learn in have the ability to influence our well-being, happiness and performance. There have been numerous studies that reflect the link between our built environment and how we function in our daily lives, no more so than in education where great efforts are made to ensure that children have every opportunity to succeed. A study by the University of Salford found that three-quarters of academic performance variation is caused by design and environmental factors.  The study also found that the academic performance of a child in the best environment could be expected to be 25% better than an equivalent child in the “poorest” classroom environment. This correlation between the quality of buildings and academic achievement has been … (To read the full article, subscribe below)