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Top ten tips for becoming a carbon-neutral school

Headmaster Simon Temple has set his primary school a challenge – to become the first carbon-neutral school in Britain. He challenges other schools to do the same - with his top ten tips.

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17/01/2010
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IT architecture

ICT in schools has changed so fast that architectural design needs to catch up. Rupert Goddard describes innovations used in BSF builds around the country – like acoustic ceiling rafts, IMAX theatres and wireless power.

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The Big School Makeover

The Big School Makeover is a BCSE initiative offering design services and resources to teachers, pupils and community members who want to repaint and refurbish their school. The five show schools are now complete. Ty Goddard explains why every school and architecture frm in Britain should join in!

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BREEAM for beginners

The DCSF has demanded that all new schools achieve a BREEAM ‘Very good’ rating. But what is BREEAM – and how do you play the game? Kevin Couling and Ben Rouncefeld-Swales guide you through the process.

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17/01/2010
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Glasgow’s pride

Karen James visits the phenomenal Motherwell college – part of a £1.2 billion Glaswegian new town built on the site of an old steelworks.

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15/01/2010
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Human Scale Schools

BSF has become a monster – it’s all about building the biggest, most fabulous schools those budgets can stretch to. But is that how students learn best, asks Mary Tasker?

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17/01/2010
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Cathedral splendour

A modern college was designed to complement its cathedral city surroundings – with a 130-metre long crucifx-shaped atrium. Philippa Clothier reports from Durham.

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17/01/2010
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Building schools for health

BSF provides the buildings, but Healthy Schools is changing the atmosphere of schools. We report from a Healthy Schools conference.

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17/01/2010
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Top ten tips for great school grounds

Government policy insists on ‘Learning outside the classroom’ opportunities, using BSF as a funding pot. But the charity Learning Through Landscapes says it hasn’t seen a single school offering the good practice they expect. Catherine Andrews explains.

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17/01/2010
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School of rock

The new music building at Solihull school offers its students professional-standard facilities. From wall panels that can adjust a room’s acoustics, to the ‘rock and percussion’ rooms for budding student bands, the building has changed the school, says Jayne Howarth.

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17/01/2010
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Crowning glory

A Sheffeld primary school is taking ‘learning outside the classroom’ to new heights - with a green roof. Paula Lightfoot and Emma MacDonald report.

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17/01/2010
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Fenced in

Choosing school fencing is a challenge. It’s got to be environmentally friendly, robust and cheap. It’s got to beat bullies, encourage outside learning and encourage sports. Above all, it’s got to be safe – without looking like a prison! Richard Jackson shares his advice for school managers.

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17/01/2010
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Resplendent refurb

How can you transform a Victorian building into an environmentally effcient, functional school? Sarah Curl explains how her practice won a 2008 BCSE award for their remodel of a Camden school.

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17/01/2010
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