An inspirational 21st century learning environment
Creating the best learning environment for generations
This £22 million new school has been a significant development for East Riding in Yorkshire, creating a fresh and stimulating learning environment for 1,500 young people. The project involved consolidating Wolfreton Secondary School and Sixth Form College into one site in Willerby. This single location has fulfilled a long held ambition, advancing Wolfreton’s ambition to achieve outstanding standards of learning and education. State of the art facilities are coupled with opportunities every day for older pupils to act as role models for younger children.
Abundant use of natural light was central to the creation of a well-planned learning environment that feels inspiring. A total of 33 sections of VELUX Modular Skylights have been deployed throughout the buildings, some using as many as 12 modules. The new school represents a radical change for Wolfreton. The old buildings were listed amongst the worst in the country due to their worn out condition, with regular floods and inefficient energy consumption.
Proven benefits of natural daylight
The building contractors, BAM Construction Ltd-North East, have under- taken substantial research and development into creating modern learning spaces. A child’s ability to gather and process information vastly improves when they are taught in a bright and ventilated environment, so plentiful daylight is crucial for learning. Furthermore, a child’s activity levels are known to increase when the quality of daylight is preserved.