EMS delivers hi-tech learning centre
EMS has completed the design and build of a state-of-the-art mobile education truck for Stanley Park High School in Surrey.
The mobile education truck - the latest in a series of hi-tech mobile classroom commissions for the company - will be used to deliver a wide range of learning activities and educational opportunities, embracing the schools specialism’s of Maths, ICT and Applied Learning.
Equipped with a 65 inch touch screen teaching wall, air conditioning, wired and wireless networks, internet access and full disabled access, the vehicle can comfortably accommodate 15 students at a time. The vehicle will be formally handed over to the school on 11 June.
Stanley Park High is currently being re-built as a new state-of-the-art school on the Orchard Hill site in Carshalton, Surrey. The new facilities will comprise a great array of outdoor and indoor facilities for all subjects, in line with the transformational education agenda. Its new vehicle reflects this transformational approach to learning and will provide state of the art ICT and Media facilities to partner schools and as an extra resource during the construction period.
Alex Thomson, Deputy Head Teacher from Stanley Park High School said: “The new vehicle looks superb, and is already generating a lot of excitement among our staff and students. It gives us a very flexible learning resource. We can use it to deliver a variety of learning experiences and extra-curricular activities at school, and to engage our partners and the local community in an exciting use of ICT and Media as a learning tool.
“EMS did a superb job of bringing our brief to life, from the vehicle’s striking visual appearance, to its adaptable interior layout. They have been great to work with.”
The project is the latest in a series of major education projects for EMS. Other projects include a £200,000 mobile education truck for Northumberland College, which is being used to deliver training to remote rural communities, and a £3 million AimHigher government roadshow, to encourage more young people into higher education.
Keith Austin, Managing Director of EMS, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Stanley Park High School on this project. Mobile classrooms are in ever greater demand, as schools and colleges look to increase capacity without incurring the expense and disruption of a building extension.