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Cambridge launch event

Cambridge launch event

Planning Learning Spaces co-authors Murray Hudson and Terry White joined Susan Ogier in Cambridge for the launch of her new book A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the whole child. Susan included a chapter on the importance of the learning...

Wesley Primary School embarks on the PLSiP journey

Wesley Primary School embarks on the PLSiP journey

We are pleased to have Wesley Primary School in New Zealand be part of the PLS in Practice journey, and this week we will hear directly from the staff about their thoughts on the PLS in Practice process and what it has enabled them to do so far. Lou (Principal): As a...

Official Opening at Oranga School

Official Opening at Oranga School

This week we are back at Oranga School for the Official Opening of their two new collaborative learning spaces, Block 2 and 3. Such an important event for a school needs an equally important visitor to cut the ribbon and who better than New Zealand’s Prime Minister,...

Review of new learning space

Review of new learning space

Re-designing a learning space is not something that is left to just school leaders and designers. The students must be involved in order to feel part of the process. Our PLS Design Framework relies on the thoughts of the students at different stages so that we can...

Year groups 1 and 2

Year groups 1 and 2

This week we are back in Grey Lynn School to catch up with the year 1 and 2s to see how they are defining learning activities within their use of space. Transitioning into the use of more collaborative learning environments is a learning journey for students and all...

Moving into the new learning space

Moving into the new learning space

This week I went back to Trumpington Park Primary School to find out from the staff what they thought about the PLS Design Framework and the impact it has had on their teaching and the student’s learning. Now that the full class has moved into the space, both...

Learning Activity zones

Learning Activity zones

I last updated you about Grey Lynn School in week 11, where we saw the ‘Activity Poster’ project come together. The posters have now made their way into the ‘Learning Hubs’ where both teachers and children have had a chance to use them to support their daily...

Initial observations

Initial observations

This week I went back to Trumpington Park Primary School to observe the full class of year 4 students in their new learning space. You may remember back to my earlier blog posts; the year 4 students were first using the new room in small groups before moving the full...

Moving into the new learning space

Moving into the new learning space

The students in Year 3 and 4 at Oranga School have now moved into their newly refurbished two Hub modern learning environment. It was previously a standard series of 6 single cell classrooms. An early morning blessing was held the week before the school moved in, and...

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