For most parents, wanting their child to receive the best education possible is normal, something to be expected. When choosing which school to send them to, we usually take into account a number of important factors, such as the local reputation of the school and its academic performance in the last few years.
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For convenience, we might also look at how close each of the schools are to home, and for economic reasons we may debate the cost – is it a private school or a state school? If there were two that seemed equal after all this, our method of choosing would probably boil down to something almost superficial, like how much we liked the head teacher or the school’s outward appearance.
Teaching methods are consistently changing to keep up with the times and the most modern theories and practises of education. The current vogue is a move toward a type of teaching that involves a number of styles, from the standard individual and group work to more specialised things such as working in a lab environment and using computer stations.
To keep up with this movement, the classroom furniture must be adaptable, able to function in all of these different situations. In order
for the teaching methods to work, the furniture used must be capable of working with them.
Recent research has shown that students need a certain degree of movement to stop them losing concentration. The old theories were wrong – being forced to sit perfectly still actually leads to a loss of concentration, due to fidgeting; we actually have a natural tendency to move about and vary our postures.
To enable longer periods of concentration from pupils, furniture should be ergonomically sound and allow a certain freedom of flexibility; chairs that either rock or swivel are a perfect solution for this.
If the chairs are the wrong size, if they don’t provide enough lumbar support, or if the desks are too low, the children can experience discomfort. There are a whole host of other causes that will make things uncomfortable for your children, even just the furniture being ill-matched.
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The comfort factor spins out into affecting health. If you don’t want your children to suffer from sore backs (or possibly even end up with permanent spinal damage – scary but true) then you’ll want to make sure the school you send them to has suitable furniture!
All of the above points combine to influence this final one. If the school furniture is comfortable, ergonomic and adaptable, it can have a very positive effect on your child’s academic performance.
Every parent wants the best for their child, and you can make it slightly easier for them to achieve success in school by ensuring that it
has the best possible furniture.
This is a blog post for Innova Solutions the interior furniture company for schools and universities.