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Catching up with the vision

Valerie Bragg is the new Consultant Editor of “21st Century Schools”. Twenty years ago, as the head of the frst City Technolgy College, she had a vision about what such schools should be like. It’s a vision that has been a long time in the coming.

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The Good The Bad and the Non-Existent

The School Food Trust was established by the Department for Education and Skills in September 2005. Its remit is to transform school food and food skills, promote the education and health of children and young people and improve the quality of food in schools. Prue Leith OBE, the chair, reports on its work.

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School Dining - What the Finns can teach us

The catering operation run by the Viikki school in Helsinki is 300 percent more productive than UK schools. Richard Wedgbury explains why.

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Designing A School From The Inside Out

Lawrence Brenchley describes some of the thinking that must take place to design a school that meets its educational aspirations and government regulations.

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Five Easy Lessons For Sustainability

John Palmer has overseen several new-build school projects and has gleaned some valuable lessons, the hard way, on how to incorporate sustainability into the vsision and reality of the fnal product.

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The Appliance of Science

Every design and build aspect of the revolutionary new Langley Academy is being informed by ‘ the study of science’ which is also its specialist subject. It is also focusing on existing community resources such as museums to support a sustainable curriculum. Valerie Bragg and architect Iwan Jones describe the project.

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In Pursuit of Excellence

Curl la Tourelle Architects thought their design for St Wilfrids in Crawley would easily achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellence’ designation for sustainablity. But it proved a very hard road indeed.

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A Closer Look at Sustainable Energy Now

Melody Stokes examines the use of sustainable energy in new schools, focussing on ground source heating and wind turbines.

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Can ICT Be Sustainable?

Of course it can! argues Cleve St Hill. He gives an overview of current cutting edge developments in ICT provision in schools and suggests ways in which, with the right products, the carbon footprint can be minimised.

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How To Recycle The Kit! (Disposing of end-of-life IT equipme

In a compliant and environmentally responsible way is often thought to be an arduous procedure which demands an organisation’s time and resources. Tony Stroud believes this perception is way off the mark, and e-cycling can be turned into a positive solution for schools.

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