Safety Still Matters
Pandemic or not, students, teachers, and staff need to feel safe and assured that appropriate precautions are being followed to ensure their health and well-being. Classroom configurations will still need to provide flexibility to allow for distancing when required. Providing hand sanitizing stations will become the expected norm rather than merely a pandemic response. Educational furnishings will need to be chosen not only for function and aesthetics but also for ease of cleanability and maintenance. Materials such as vinyl and plastic used on seating and durable laminate desk and tabletops ensure that cleaning protocols can be easily maintained.
Take It Outside
While the pandemic saw many K-12 classes heading outdoors out of necessity, educators soon saw the advantages to students, including exposure to nature, daylight, and fresh air, which led to increased engagement and social interaction. Moving forward, outdoor spaces will increasingly be leveraged to extend the footprint of learning environments. This will require the use of outdoor furnishings designed to withstand the elements and mobile elements, such as moveable whiteboards and storage carts and caddies for easy transport of supplies to and from the outside.
Support In-Person Learning With Inspirational Spaces
Safco offers a comprehensive collection of furniture solutions that address the most important trends impacting K-12 education today. With highly agile and purposeful products that can be acquired quickly and affordably, Safco helps create inspiring learning environments that support evolving needs and active minds.