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World Book Day 2020: Pinfold Street School's Novel Container Library Concept

Pinfold Street School in Wednesbury came up with a innovative, 'novel' idea (pun intended) to encourage their student to immerse themselves in literacy for 2020 World Book Day, this year!

The local Black Country-based school decided to promote literacy and reading by commissioning the build of a bespoke shipping ontainer library space for the children, starting from the 5th of March.

Clarkes Solutions safely and effectively converted a 40X8ft 'upcycled' shipping container on their site based in Norton Canes, Cannock. With a three-week combined construction and dispatch speed, Pinfold Street's timber cladded eco-container library was ready just in time for World Book Day!

One of the major attractions to the recycled shipping container library was its added accessibility. Being able to provide the children with a modern annex-style facility to separate themselves from the conventional classroom provided an added factor, used to stimulate concentration and enthusiasm in the pupils.

Incentivising Students to Learn

"We were really happy to be actively promoting literacy for our primary school students. Being able to offer our pupils a quiet and unique space away from the classroom really made the kids excited to read."

- Head Teacher, Mrs T Beech

Utilising new and exciting school resources and facilities as an incentive will enable effective behaviour-management. Additionally it will enhance not only pupil attendance, but also the children's overal enthusiasm to hit the books!

Our shipping container conversions are all about stimulating imagination and creativity. The possibilities of the blank canvas that is the industrial shipping container, are endless. Enabling the children a space to fill with their favourite books and learning resources would create the perfect space for inspiration, to let the imagination roam free outside of the classroom!

We love a customer that can really think outside (or inside) the box!

Maximising Concentration with Infrastructure

Fitted with an effective heating system, cladded with natural-looking textiles and skilfully insulated, we made sure that comfort and safety were main priorities for our conversion project. Additionally, adding natural lighting with double-door window installations really opened up the space to create an airy and expansive set up.

The container conversion enabled Pinfold Street School the ability to stack up the space with their shelves and school book resources, in order to create the ideal reading haven.

By utilising repurposed shipping container spaces, this has allowed the school to create a unique and memorable learning experience for students. Similarly this will maximise enthusiasm for literacy and boost information-retention amongst pupils. How? By transforming the conventional classroom/library into a 'flexible-learning' open setting for learning, pupils feel more engaged to take learning into their own hands.

Natural-lighting is noted to enhance concentration in not only early-learning, but also amongst adults. Additionally, exposing pupils to new opportunities to learn will enable children to develop upon their own individualistic learning style.

Cannock-based Construction and Delivery

We did it by the book for this school-based project, ensuring that all construction was completed before reaching Pinfold Street School, to ensure safety and speed in our manufacturing process. Being able to keep our construction process at Norton Canes ensured that no construction-related eyesores inconvenienced our customer's day-to-day business.

An attractive factor of our design to the customer was it's interior simplicity. Enabling the school to use this annex as a multi-functional, customizable blank canvas meant that this space could fulfill the World Book Day school initiative but also be used as another outlet for other future events.

Hitting the books has never been more unique with Pinfold's multi-functional, fully accessible and natural-looking educational annex facility. We love being able to assist with projects that promote the development of the younger generation! We will be excited to work with more educational and office-based facilities in the future, the possibilities for growth are limitless.

We want to say a big Happy World Book Day to Pinfold Street School! We were very happy to have received this opportunity to work with the school and we're excited to check back with them in the future to hear more about how your shipping container library is keeping the kids occupied!

Want to construct your very own shipping container library?

Clarkes Solutions offer time & price-effective solutions to your individual bespoke requirements for accessible, multifunctional space. Whether you are a Black Country-based school looking to kick it up a notch for World Book Day or you are simply looking to create a professional space for your small-scale business. Contact our team to learn more on the types of modifications that we offer! #WorldBookDay #WorldbookDay2020 #ShippingContainerConversions #InsidetheBox

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