As well as keeping everyone safe from the elements, our outdoor classrooms give all students the opportunity to learn outside – regardless of their special needs.
The space will help teachers deliver occupational therapy to students and give children with emotional difficulties an area to relax in.
Our outdoor classrooms, with their unique geodesic structure, provide great sensory rooms for hands-on, experiential learning where creativity, curiosity and imaginations can thrive.
An inspiring sensory environment
It’s possible to design separate areas within our domes to promote sensory exploration, problem solving and communication skills. They can include plants with different colours and scents, homegrown organic salads and vegetables, as well as a variety of flooring, artwork and sculptures.
Having physical contact with plants and nature inside our glasshouses can help improve concentration levels, relieve anxiety and reduce the effects of attention deficit disorder.
Read more – Solardome® geodesic domes in special schools:
Stormont House School
Inspired by a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall, pupils at Stormont House School in Hackney decided to develop a unique, outdoor learning environment in which to host their own eco system.
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Belmont School in Gloucester, whose pupils experience a variety of moderate learning difficulties, purchased a SOLARDOME Retreat in 2011, primarily to teach horticulture as accredited study.
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