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Come and see us at BETT 2022 - Stand SE40

If you’re rethinking your learning spaces or building new ones, come and talk to Spaceoasis and Learniture at Bett 2022 – we can help you achieve outstanding results

Learniture unveils Hive: a joyful honeycomb of little learning spaces that everyone will love

BETT 2022 takes place from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th March at London’s Excel. Find us on stand SE40. Email: hello@spaceoasis.com to book your meeting

At this year’s BETT we’ll be on hand to talk to educators who want learning environments that will help them achieve their educational vision.  Whether it’s part of a major building project, learning space refurbishment or a disused room ripe for reinvention – the first step towards your amazing learning space is a conversation with the Spaceoasis and Learniture teams who can help make it real.

We’ll be on stand SE40 - so please do come and have a chat!

Come and see Hive: a honeycomb of individual learning spaces

Also on this year’s stand, Learniture will be unveiling Hive; a joyful, playful honeycomb where busy learner bees can find a quiet spot to read, concentrate on their work or simply hang out with a friend. Best of all – they can build it themselves using nothing more complicated than glue, clamps and some very big rubber bands to create a honeycomb of little learning spaces that everyone loves and values.  In the UK, Hive is exclusively available from Learniture. You could be the first to see it at BETT 2022!

Why talk to us? Because we design, manufacture and install furniture that enables people to do things differently…

We work with educators from every walk of learning who are either convinced that there is a better way to ‘do’ learning environments or have a nagging feeling that chalk and talk just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Our clients want change and they work with us to make it happen, creating learning environments that enable a fresh approach.  They know that today’s learners need agile, adaptable skills for a job that may not even exist yet, so they come to us for environments that help develop those skills.  They know that in a classroom there will be a diversity of needs and that to engage everyone you need to offer autonomy and choice, so they work with us to create learning spaces where everyone can find their place.  We make the furniture and design the spaces in which all of this can happen.

Learning environments need to evolve – but how do you change?

So, you know, in your heart of hearts, that traditional learning environments don’t deliver the diverse learning experience that today’s students and teachers need.  You know this (as do we), but how do you change it?  How do you take an idea that has been drummed into people for nearly 150 years – the Victorian classroom with its omniscient teacher at the front being stared at by rows of seated children – and turn it into a democratic, dynamic, nurturing environment where learning becomes an exciting shared endeavour?  How do you topple that firmly embedded hierarchy?  Especially when everyone has an opinion (“it didn’t do me any harm”…)  and people are scared of change because this stuff really matters?

One small step…

If you’re at the beginning of this journey, start slowly and take one step at a time. Aim for evolution rather than revolution because too much too soon can scare the horses. Dip a toe into more progressive environments, and convert the naysayers by bringing them along with you for the ride, building consensus as you go. Some schools start with a shared area like the library (Aiglon College), that the whole school uses so they can get a feel for agile, multi-functional, zoned environments. Others take a disused room and seize the opportunity to try a new approach (Holy Cross School, Desborough College, Wimbledeon High School). Some are compelled to implement an idea that resonates with their conviction that there must be a better way of doing things (Croft Primary School and West Thornton Academy).

For schools that are further along the journey, progressive learning spaces become an integral part of a major projects (Queen Anne’s School, Dulwich College, Berlin Metropolitan School) where a brand new approach is an integral part of the building. But they too started with one small step.

From the seed of an idea… comes your amazing learning space

So, whether your idea is on the back of a napkin (or envelope, train timetable or even the fabled fag packet), part of a fully costed major capital project, a summer refresh, or just the desire to try something new, come and talk to us.  We’ve created amazing spaces for clients throughout the UK, Europe and beyond and it always starts with a conversation.

See you at BETT, Stand SE40!