St Martin’s is a non-selective, inclusive one form entry Parish school, with a 30 place nursery. It is situated in the heart of its country community and caters for children with a wide range of needs. On average there are 26 children per class. The school had a new building constructed which opened in 2015, and LiDR was selected to manufacture items of furniture for this project.
Contract scope: LiDR supplied media walls of varying sizes and specifications throughout the school. Fitted kitchens were also installed in each classroom, as well as in other areas throughout the building. In addition LiDR supplied lockers, bag stores and office furniture.
The media walls ranged from 3.2m to 5.6m long, depending on the space available in, and the requirements of, the classrooms.
They were designed to house plasma screens with desktop power and data in the teacher desk for the staff laptops.
LiDR collaborated with the contractor to ensure all services were correctly sited so the installation went as smoothly as possible.
It was important to the school that pupils could self resource during the lesson, which meant that a standard hinged door wasn’t suitable. Instead we installed doors which open and slide back into the unit so the trays are easily accessible without the doors being in the way.
“We are delighted with our Media Walls from Little Dreams. They are an excellent solution for both teaching and storage and all classrooms in the school have been fitted with one. There is an high quality finish with the product and the installation team were excellent.
The staff and children love using the media walls. Teachers especially like the lockable storage features and the sliding whiteboard doors which allow them to use technology and written display together.”
Jenny Pryke, Deputy Head
In the school office we installed a storage wall which mimicked the design of the media wall but was adapted to meet the storage requirements of a busy office.
Low level lockable filing drawers were included, along with pigeon holes, adjustable shelving, a pull out work surface and display cabinet. The doors to the shelving sections can open and slide back into the unit as they did in the media walls, to enable easy access to all files.
Most classrooms featured a sink area, and those for the younger children required a low level sink that pupils could access easily. LiDR cooperated with the contractor and M&E contractor to provide positions for pipework, making installation easier.
In addition to the classroom sink areas, kitchens were also installed in staff areas throughout the building.
If you would like any more details about the scope of our contract at St Martin’s, or if you would like to discuss a similar project or arrange to visit our showroom, please contact LiDR Contract Furniture Ltd by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01782 413600