Outdoor Classroom Day

Fun shoot for Outdoor Classroom Day in May.

When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment.  When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solvingteamwork and creativity.   

Concrete House

Ongoing project following Adrian Corrigall's plan to build a Concrete House as a family home.

'A love of concrete born from years of riding skateparks on bikes and boards, became the base theme for our project. This unorthodox decision to build solely from concrete, with no other internal finishes, led us to discover that concrete is a far more advanced material in the 21st century. However we have had to work hard to achieve both understanding and acceptance from what is a typically traditional construction industry.'

It will feature in Grand Designs Autumn series.

 

His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

The Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Oxford’s Wolfson College on Friday. The award was “in recognition of his tireless commitment to cultural preservation in the Himalayas.”The Drukpa Lineage is the state religion of Bhutan. The Gyalwang Drukpa works to support education and environmentalism in the Himalayas, in particular through his NGO, Live to Love International.