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1 Mar 2016

Nordik Moss wall at Wallace High School in Stirling

Having worked with a wide range of educational establishments over the 22 years Benholm Group have been in business, we have gained considerable experience.

Studies show that the quality and design of school facilities and the physical learning environment have a relationship with the student behaviour and achievement. Higher grades have been associated with the design and condition of school facilities.

Located under the shadow of William Wallace’s famous Monument in Stirling, the Wallace High School, is just one of the organisations we have been privileged to work with over many years.  They take a great deal of pride in creating a fantastic learning environment for their students and have been proving the benefits.

Live Enviroculture planting is used throughout the school and purpose-built barrier planters with branded banners help screen break-out spaces.  The full height glazed atrium they call the Social Space has recently had a 5m artificial Ficus tree installed in a giant Superline® container on castors.  Seating is arranged around the base to create a really attractive break-out area.  The management suite also had a make-over with two bespoke designed Nordik MossTM wall feature panels to not only help the acoustics in the corridor but also to make an improved impression on visitors, parents, staff and pupils. The incorporated signage contrasts against the colours of preserved Nordik Moss, completed this eye-catching wall feature.

After the recent installations the School Resource Manager said:

“Well, what can I say – the place looks amazing, both the Nordik Moss and the large tree.  Thanks for your input – the comments from pupils and staff have been very positive.”


Take a look at our image gallery for pictures of planting in schools, universities, etc.  Or contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a free site visit.

Topics: Plant Display