Friday 15 January is the National closing date in England for parents wishing to apply for a school place for their children to start school in September. Whilst some of our customers may be using the next few days to make a final decision on their order of preference, others may be looking at the alternative of home educating their child. Perhaps they are already home educating older children, or perhaps they want the freedom to completely tailor the learning experience to meet the needs of their child. I know for me it seems completely inconceivable that my little bundle of energy could be rocking up at the school gates in a smart new uniform just a few short months from now.
It is estimated that over 50,000 children in the UK are home educated with that figure rising by 80% in the past year. There are many theories about why this quiet revolution is happening such as the pressure on school places in some areas, the seemingly lack of top performing schools or maybe difficulties at school. Home education can take many forms, visits to the shop for basic maths, visits to museums or art galleries or more traditional tutoring taking place in the home. Increasing though customers have approached us looking for a log cabin that can bring that learning experience right into their very own garden. Setting up one of our fantastic log cabins as a garden school creates a distinction between time spent learning and time spent in the home. Your log cabin could provide you with a great space for creativity and a separate space for writing, you could have an area for resources, create a little book nook and still have lots of room to invite other families round to join in the fun of learning through living.
Below you will find our top 3 most popular log cabins customers have purchased with education in mind along with some quick facts for you. Further information on any of our log cabins for sale can be found on the individual product listings on our website or if you would like to discuss your log cabin needs with us please contact us on 01362 470075 and any member of the team would be happy to help you.
The pent roof Trinity log cabin by Lasita would be great as an garden classroom, with glazing to the front and double doors it allows for lots of natural light to flood into the room leaving 3 clear walls for art work, resources and storage. The Trinity log cabin in the picture has been treated in Rystix timbercare, a superior quality wood treatment that will protect and prolong the life of this fantastic timber building.
|Trinity Log Cabin Quick Facts|
|Base Size||5.3m x 3.8m|
|Double Door||151 x 175cm|
|Single Window (4)||60 x 111cm|
|Window Type||Outward Opening|
The Java UK is a multi room log cabin with plenty of room in the main room to create functional learning spaces with the addition of a smaller internal room ideal as a supplies cupboard, storage, dark room or project area as well as a bonus room accessible from the outside that would be great for storage for outside activities.
|Java UK Log Cabin Quick Facts|
|Base Size||6.8m x 3.9m|
|Sliding Door||391.4 x 195.7cm|
|Single Doors (2)||83.5 x 190 cm|
|Single Window||150 x 41cm|
Designed exclusively for Cabins Unlimited after customer feedback the Roman log cabin is based on the Rome log cabin but without the solid Georgian bars and offers a solution for customers with a smaller garden but who sill want a spacious log cabin that is light and airy.
|Roman Log Cabin Quick Facts|
|Base Size||4.83m x 2.83m|
|Double Door||Outward Opening|
|Single Window (3)||Outward Opening|
If you would like any further information on home education there are many good websites that can offer you information and advice such as:
- Home Education UK
- BBC Home Educating your child at home
- Home Education in the UK
- Home Education Advice – Netmums
- Education Otherwse
If you’re still making a decision about your child’s school place or education options for September, then give your local school admissions team a call I am sure they would be happy to advise you.