Paul Wellham of St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle
Paul Wellham says children’s ability to focus by successfully managing their distractions is important for them to be able to succeed as learners.
As Head of Junior School at the independent non-denominational Christian college, Wellham has overseen the installation of acoustic curtains in a large, open-plan learning space in the Junior School’s new building. The curtains have brought flexibility to the teaching program and helped reduce the impact that distracting sights and sounds can have on students’ ability to concentrate.
“We have three classes per year level in the Junior School and flexible learning environments so the children aren’t in separate classrooms,” Wellham explains. “The building was completed in 2018 and what we discovered over the ensuing 18 months or so was that we needed to have greater flexibility over the open-plan space by zoning off areas of the open classroom. That’s where the acoustic curtains have helped.”
Residents affected by the WestConnex project, Sydney
As part of the noise mitigation program relating to the construction of the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange, Acoustic Blinds and Curtains supplied hundreds of homes and apartments with our noise reduction curtains solutions.
In addition to other acoustic treatments also available through the program, our acoustic curtains provided relief to residents affected by the construction process.