Two science teachers trade labs to gain better practice Classroom Swap is a series which enables teachers to look at classroom organisation, up close and personal, as two teachers swap classrooms to find out how their organisation will hold up with another teacher at the helm. Our panel of professors and architects provide feedback and ideas for best practice.

In today’s episode we visit two equally different but interesting science labs, as Karen Fields from Hounslow Manor School in West London and Kit Tarry from Hampton Community College in Middlesex trade places to take charge of each other’s classes. Karen gets innovative ideas for designing her new lab and Kit finds an ingenious way to hold children’s mobile phones in her class. Our experts, Architects Gillian Horn and Nick Mirchandani and Professor Stephen Heppell, look at the the two teacher’s contrasting organisation and use of space / resources and provide invaluable tips.

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