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23 Apr 2013

Another Win for Jesmond Gardens

Jesmond Gardens Primary School in Hartlepool has won the 'Community Benefit' category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North East Renaissance Awards, held on Friday.  

The award recognises outstanding achievement in providing a facility that directly benefits the local community. 

ADP designed the 315-place school as part of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Primary Capital Programme. The school breaks away from the traditional ‘cells and bells’ approach and is designed around the principles of transformational learning, one of the first in the world specifically designed around this philosophy. The approach encourages the use of personalised, independent learning techniques that reflect a child’s stage, rather than age. The design combines intuitive flexible spaces, agile furniture strategies, and state-of-the-art technology to enable pupils to grow in their own way. 

The school was also commended at the Civic Trust Awards last month. 

To find out more about the school, see the project page and the links to the right.