Meeting objectives for vocational learning.
As a result, the school has improved its ability to meet objectives for vocational teaching at key stage four – something that was recognised in its latest OFSTED report, which stated:
‘The newly installed ‘Solardome’ and the numerous raised beds, for example, enable the school to offer accredited study in horticulture on site.’
What a school representative said
Outdoor Learning Coordinator, Helen Jones, explained: “Before we had the dome we would bus pupils to a nearby outdoor learning centre for their horticultural course, which was time-consuming, expensive and a health and safety headache.
“This investment means we now have a dedicated facility onsite, which is timetabled every day and can be used in all weathers for accredited study.
“Since work was completed we have adopted the square foot gardening method for our horticultural course, where pupils have their own patches to grow and monitor whatever they want.
“As an inclusive space that inspires young minds there really is nothing quite like it – we feel it has been a very worthwhile endeavour.” She added.
Why they chose us
Belmont School aims to provide a varied and challenging curriculum that fosters enjoyment in learning, develops lively enquiring minds and instils a positive attitude to lifelong learning.
Their desire to give students a truly inspirational learning experience meant they shared the same values as us.
At a glance
|School||Belmont School, Gloucestershire, UK
A special school for boys and girls aged 4 to 16
|The challenge||To provide an inspiring outdoor classroom for horticultural vocational courses.|
|The solution||SOLARDOME® Retreat|
|Dome specification||4-frequency geodesic dome
Diameter – 6.11m/ 20ft 1in
Height – 3.4m/ 11ft 2in
Volume – 66m3/ 2331ft3
Floor area – 29.32m2/ 315ft2
Discover more about how we can help you enhance your vocational learning experience by requesting a brochure now.