28 May, 2024

GCS Cabins to Install Third Modular Learning Space at New Rush Hall School

Ilford’s New Rush Hall School is set to receive its third modular building from GCS Cabins, featuring a gym and music suite, scheduled for installation in May. This addition is part of the school’s ongoing effort to provide specialised learning environments for pupils facing social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) challenges.

New Rush Hall School, serving students aged 5 to 16 with SEMH difficulties, emphasises a personalised and inclusive educational approach, benefiting all 80 of its pupils through quality learning settings.

Mr. Walters, the Executive Headteacher, expressed his satisfaction with GCS Cabins: “We have used GCS Cabins for two modular buildings and are in the process of commissioning a third. We needed additional space to provide therapy rooms and break-out spaces for our pupils in order to enhance their wellbeing. The spaces created by GCS Cabins have enabled us to do that.”

The school’s collaboration with GCS Cabins over the past four years has led to the creation of customised modular classrooms, including a communal break area, a library, individual learning spaces, and accessible toilets.

The forthcoming building will serve as a multifunctional Creative and Fitness Hub, equipped with a gym and a soundproof recording studio, and is expected to enrich the educational and extracurricular experiences of the pupils.

Mr. Walters elaborated on the benefits of the new building: “The third modular building, which is currently in progress, will provide us with a Creative and Fitness Hub, which will incorporate a gym, boxing facilities and a recording studio. This latest hub will provide additional opportunities for our pupils to access facilities that they would not normally have. These spaces will encourage creativity, develop talents, and have a positive impact on our pupils’ fitness and mental health, which will be of huge benefit.”

The addition of a modular gym and music suite is designed to encourage more students to participate in extracurricular activities. A study by Public Health England found that participation in extracurricular activities has a positive effect on student attainment. Physical activity has also been linked to improved classroom behaviour across the whole school.

Modular classrooms by GCS Cabins offer a flexible and adaptable solution, allowing for customisation to meet the specific requirements of students and educators.

Mr. Walter commended GCS Cabins for their role in the project: “GCS Cabins have been involved with the design and production from the start of this Hub and the previous hubs. Their expertise and knowledge has been of great value and has helped us to design spaces that are fit for purpose. They have been flexible and supportive and enabled us to fulfill our vision. Their communication is excellent, and they have gone above and beyond in terms of trying to meet our needs whilst remaining hugely competitive and cost-effective.”

With the project including all necessary groundwork and service connections, the new modular building is anticipated to be ready by May, demonstrating GCS Cabins’ capability to deliver tailored educational spaces promptly.


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