So... you've got a project which sets out to improve your educational institution. Now you just need that all-important funding! Writing a successful grant or funding bid can seem like a daunting task, especially when you're fighting against the clock with other tasks and responsibilities. We have put together our tips to help your school's application get accepted. Read on...
At Cabins For Schools, we are huge advocates for schools and nurseries taking learning and playing outdoors. We believe it’s particularly important and beneficial for pupils with SEND and SEMH. Having a school garden for children with SEND provides scope for social and therapeutic horticulture. Let’s discuss the multitude of benefits…
We are hearing more and more about schools and other educational providers improving their support services by offering ELSA Intervention Sessions. But what is an ELSA? What is ELSA support? Read on to find out what an ELSA's role is, what areas are covered in support and our interview with Mrs Purkis, an expert ELSA who runs her support sessions in one of our outdoor classrooms!
We’ve seen an increase in schools introducing music therapy to support both their mainstream pupils and their pupils with SEND, and they are finding huge positive results. So why should your school get involved by creating a designated space for music therapy sessions? Let’s discuss the benefits!
Outdoor learning is becoming increasingly popular among schools. More and more, Forest Schools are cropping up across the UK, and educators are discussing the benefits to children and schools. Importantly, Forest School is not just another word for Outdoor Learning! Let's discuss all things Forest schools and consider the difference...
With modern day life becoming increasingly sedentary, it runs the risk of today’s early years children being less active at home. Schools and nurseries have the power to keep our early years children happy and healthy by implementing plenty of outdoor play. The NHS recommendation is that the early years should spend 3 hours a day doing physical activities, including active and outdoor play. So, let’s bring the EYFS outdoors!
While academic skills are undoubtedly paramount, soft skills are becoming increasingly regarded as equally critical in preparing students for the challenges and demands of the modern world. They enable individuals to interact effectively with others and adapt to new situations.
At Cabins For Schools, we regard an outdoor classroom as an investment. When a school’s business manager shared the reason they were considering our products, we began to see this notion in a whole new light.
With permission, we can say that the school had recurring behavioural issues with a student who, despite their best efforts, was close to needing Alternative Provision (AP settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school). The school’s ethos that 'no child gets left behind' (their approach to special educational needs is best in class – pardon the pun) prompted them to apply some creative thinking to the challenge.
The school’s plan: Create a cost-effective place within the school grounds that can be used as an inclusion space for children with challenging needs, not just for one child now, but for years to come.