Buckinghamshire, SL9 8RJ
Gayhurst School develop laboratories for the 21st Century
Gayhurst Prep School is a co-educational independent school for children aged from 3 to 11 years old situated on a 5 acre site with surrounding woodland at the edge of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire.
The school prides itself on high academic standards, varied co-curricular and enrichment opportunities, excellent pastoral care and a real sense of family and community.
Gayhurst offers it’s pupils a broad, rounded education to develop their academic, sporting, musical and creative talents and prepares each student for the wider world they live in, as well as successful transfer to secondary school.
In January 2018, as part of their on-going development, the school planned to upgrade their science facilities to increase the flexibility in delivering the curriculum, cater to more age specific resources and optimise space.
Innova was approached by Gayhurst to design and quote for the full turnkey refurbishment of their laboratories including, ripout, flooring, electrics, plumbing and gas, decoration and installation of furniture.
Following a competitive tender process based on design, cost and timscales, Innova was appointed to deliver the new STEM room plus state-of-the-art laboratory.
Working in partnership with the school throughout the planning and design process, Innova provided a full turnkey solution to transform the science labs into a contemporary flexible STEM space plus an inspirational laboratory.
Gayhurst’s laboratories have been completely overhauled to cutting-edge learning environments to attract and inspire both pupils and teaching staff.
The STEM room will now facilitate a STEM led curriculum and help to motivate pupils to develop 21st century skills. Whilst the Science lab featuring Innova’s unique Hot Corner layout will support a flexible environment for both theory and practical work.
Innova’s Hot Corner concept creates a new dimension to science rooms and teaching, from improving room management, minimising clutter to providing a more collaborative approach to learning.
An oval Teacher demo area with integrated service provides the perfect platform for demonstrations to take place.
With space at a premium, the teacher wall, open shelving for books and bags, as well as Gratnell and concealed storage to hold equipment has been integrated seamlessly into the classroom design, allowing surfaces to be kept clean and clutter free.
Quality, low maintenance Trespa work surfaces guarantee the longevity and good looks across the new laboratories, creating a modern yet timeless feel.
The new state-of-the-art labs will ensure the quality of teaching is enhanced and that students’ are equipped with the necessary 21st century skills to progress to secondary education and beyond.
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