The Importance of School Facilities in Improving Student Performance
Alejandra Edwards-Garcia, Marketing Analyst
With school construction planning around the corner, a big area of focus for school administrators will be on the design of their classrooms. Studies have found that noisy, artificially lit, hot and poorly ventilated classrooms can lead to poor test results. A relevant article published in 1843 Magazine examines these findings and discusses how architects from across the globe are utilizing school design to foster new ways of learning.
The classroom continues to transform as the needs of students and teachers evolve over the years. Several architects have made efforts to make school buildings more than just functional buildings. Primarily by upgrading the design of these facilities with comfortable and innovative features that fit the needs of the entire campus. Some of these enhancements include adding large windows, wider hallways, activity corners, and adaptable communal spaces. Other architects have made special efforts to accommodate children with learning or physical disabilities.
Most schools, due to tight budgets, are unable to afford major renovations or build a new school building. One easy way to improve the school environment for students can be found in the restroom. The restroom is a cost center and a place that can negatively impact student performance. Dirty restrooms lower students’ overall opinion of school management and also creates opportunity to spread germs, leading to greater absenteeism rates.
World Dryer hand dryers can positively impact students in the following ways:
- Boost hand sanitation
- Promote inclusion through ADA design
- Encourage sustainable practices on campus
- Provide an optimal learning space
VERDEdri® high-speed hand dryer is a popular choice for K-12 schools and universities. Its standard HEPA filter hygienically dries hands with purified air, and inclusive ADA design accommodates all students. These standard features eliminate the need for accessories helping further simplify installation and reduce installation costs.
If more economizing is needed, hand dryers help schools save money when they ditch paper, decreasing operational costs up to 99 percent. In the end, it pays off to go green!
The best part is that hand dryers help create excellent learning places. School facility managers can easily adjust the intelligent and flexible controls of its two-speed motor controls for the optimal drying time, sound level, and energy savings level for each age group of students. The ability to adjust the sound level of these fast, powerful hand dryers is particularly important in creating an atmosphere where students can learn and thrive – distraction-free.
In short, the school environment has a powerful impact on the overall learning and performance of students. Read how World Dryer has helped other schools create perfect learning spaces.