Special Schools

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.

Check out this article for more ideas:

7 ways geodesic domes inspire learning

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Belmont School

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Victoria School

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