Enhancing the learning environment

Case Studies

The benefits of being on stage

October 13, 2017

According to research, performing on stage develops a sense of personal and group identity, as well as giving youths a sense of empowerment and the opportunity to express their emotions. Check out our infographic and see how a Gratnells Stage would benefit the children in your school!  

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The Power of Flexibility

October 10, 2017

By Murray Hudson   There is evidence, both anecdotal and empirical, that the learning environment can have a significant effect on children’s progress and development.  Murray Hudson, Managing Director of Gratnells, looks at some of the innovative ways that environment is changing for the better   A teacher on his or her feet is worth…

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Technicians and teachers – a crucial relationship in the delivery of school science

October 10, 2017

By Dr Katherine Forsey The relationship between school science technicians and teachers is crucial to the delivery of high quality science in our schools. The planning and delivery of practical lessons is a team effort, with teachers and technicians working closely together. As ‘practical lessons and learning outside the classroom are essential contributors to a good science education’ (House of Commons, 2010/12), this working relationship has to…

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Science Technician of the Year Awards 2017/18

September 14, 2017

Entries are open for this year’s Science Technician of the Year Awards, to be announced next year at the ASE Conference in York. All completed and returned entries will receive an exclusive pack of 4 Gratnells Mini Trays. Closing date for entries is Friday 26th January 2018. Click here for an entry form and information

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Gratnells secures Sir Ken Robinson as keynote speaker for major US Education event

September 14, 2017

British manufacturer, marketing organisation and education environment influencer Gratnells has brokered an appearance by Sir Ken Robinson, acknowledged as one of the world’s leading educationalists, for the EDspaces event in Kansas City, USA in October. A native of Liverpool, Sir Ken Robinson has established a unique position as an author, speaker and international advisor on…

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Top Tips for a successful Teacher – Technician relationship

August 24, 2017

In her opening address at this year’s ASE Conference in York, Dr. Katherine Forsey discussed the importance of Science Technicians building a positive working relationship with the teachers that they work alongside, before announcing the prestigious Science Technician of the Year Awards. Take a look at Dr. Forsey’s 8 top tips for a successful teacher-technician…

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7 ways to make better learning rooms

August 14, 2017

In 2015, Professor Peter Barrett, along with three of his colleagues, presented the Clever Classrooms report, exploring the effects of classroom design and how this impacts learning, teachers and their students. We’ve outlined some of the report’s key findings and you can view the full report online at https://www.cleverclassroomsdesign.co.uk/

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The NEW Gratnells Rover gets put to the test

August 1, 2017

The latest addition to the Gratnells ever growing product portfolio is the Rover trolley. Tough yet practical, the Rover has been designed to carry heavy loads across challenging terrain, from classroom to school hall, playground to sports field. Compatible with all Gratnells tray sizes in a variety of combinations, the Rover trolley is the perfect…

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Gratnells supports the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

May 18, 2017

Gratnells, manufacturers and marketers of Britain’s best known and most widely used range of storage systems for over 40 years, has supported the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch initiative, encouraging children to become part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey. The company appealed to schools across the UK to enter a competition to win a Gratnells…

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Dubai CPD workshop attracts 100 delegates

May 18, 2017

A CPD workshop entitled ‘Enabling Environments’, directed at the Early Years and Pre-School sector, held in Dubai recently attracted almost 100 delegates to the Rotana Hotel venue. Organised by UK-based sector provider of storage, systems and staging Gratnells, the event was a collaborative project with local training company Quest, Early Years Educational Services (EYES) and…

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