School Council at British Land Offices

Today, the School Council visited the offices of British Land with Mrs Leith and Miss Norman.

We have a very close partnership with British Land. Volunteers read with children in our school every week, and one of our Governors also works for British Land. They also run an annual art project and have sponsored our school library.

We met with Matthew Webster, who spoke to the children about the impact buildings and cities can have upon our well-being and health, to give the children ideas for further improving our own school environment. Some of the different ideas we discussed were: the importance of having plants and natural materials in the building, different ways to encourage people to interact with each other to build relationships, and the need to motivate people to be active throughout the day. Lots of food for thought!

This is what the children said:

“I learnt that people in hospital reovered better when they viewed greenery than when they viewed metalworks.” Sebastian – Y4

“It was so interesting finding out more about your organisation and how you try to make the world a greener place. We are also grateful for your brilliant facts you taught us, such as: don’t have any electronics at your bedtime mostly because your eyes are used to the light and are telling you to wake up.” Jaffar – Y6

“I never knew about the Kalahari Bushmen.” Mehdi – Y3

We all had a really interesting time and loved seeing the newly designed offices.