Acoustic room dividers from Portable Partitions Australia were used to
split an existing classroom space to maximise space utilisation without
undertaking costly building renovations.
Many modern schools are forced to maximise the use of available classroom
space to accommodate an ever-growing list of classes, clubs and activities.
Lack of available space can often hamper the ability of the school to encourage
personal student growth and development through special programs.
Adaptability of classrooms is critical for accommodating multiple
requirements within the same existing space. Ongoing budget pressures can
however, restrict full scale building works from being executed to adapt
current classroom space for multiple simultaneous uses.
Portable Partitions Australia (PPA), the market-leading supplier of
portable room dividers and mobile partitions was recently approached by Collaroy
Plateau Public School in Sydney to help provide a cost-effective solution for splitting
an existing classroom space.
The school sought to create two separate and defined areas within the
classroom space with key requirements being that the solution could be quickly
and easily set up with minimal disruptions. They were also keen to use the
separating wall to display artwork to help personalise and soften the space.
A wall-mountable 360 acoustic folding room divider was supplied by PPA to
create a temporary wall. Featuring a concertina fold open and close design, the
room divider could be folded flat to the adjoining permanent wall using a
simple and unobtrusive wall bracket.
Made from acoustic honeycomb core, the room divider features fibreglass on
both sides with the acoustic fabric ensuring minimal sound transfer between the
two spaces. The panels of the divider also accept both pins and tacks for
displaying student artwork.
PPA completed the project within one week of the initial consultation from
product build to delivery and installation, without any building works while
also minimising disruption and cost.
Jane Williams, Deputy Principal at Collaroy Plateau Public School comments
that their bands appreciate the acoustic benefits of the room divider while the
dance groups love the fact they can separate the room for rehearsals.