Heathrow has been exploring ways to provide alternative solutions for schools to assist with outside learning and play. One approach that has already proved successful in a local school under Heathrow’s flight path, is the provision of ‘Adobe buildings’.
In response we have offered 21 local schools £85,000 each to install an ‘adobe’ building in their grounds, as part of our drive to reduce the impact of noise on local communities.
Adobe buildings are specially designed eco-friendly domes made from long tubes of soil. Their innovative shape and design – which can seat up to thirty pupils - provides significant noise respite from overhead aircraft, whilst still retaining a feeling of being outside.
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