Marks Barfield Architects proposals for the new University of Cambridge Primary School will be the first University Training School at primary level in the UK, and will offer a democratic, optimum learning environment that meets the educational needs of the children as well as the overall vision of the school as a world-leading education research facility.
Head teacher James Biddulph recently spoke to the Guardian about finding inspiration in Nepal and how the ethos of the school is very much manifested in the building’s design. ‘We want to develop a more fluid approach to indoor and outdoor learning, so every class has an outdoor learning space.’ Biddulph says. ‘And because we’re trying to develop learning best practice none of the classrooms will have doors, so people can see each other teach.’
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