Building professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of acoustics in schools. Universities, institutes, academies, schools and even kindergartens are not just any buildings. The fruits of the work that will take place in them will have repercussions on hundreds of people and society as a whole and for decades to come. It is the power of education, and it is a great responsibility to deliver it in an environment of comfort that is conducive to learning.
A classroom should be acoustically comfortable without, however, sacrificing a warm and welcoming aesthetic that invites you to stay and listen. If the acoustics are poor, it is not only annoying, but it also affects school performance, as the students do not understand the teacher’s explanations well. In response to this, the teacher tends to raise the volume of his or her voice, causing more noise and distraction. This situation can lead to a significant deficit in the development of students’ reading and comprehension skills.
This happens because, when a teacher speaks to the students in a classroom, the sound can bounce off the ceiling and walls, causing acoustic distortions, small echoes and reverberation. To ensure clarity of speech, these effects must be counteracted with specific acoustic conditioning solutions that absorb sound in a controlled manner.
Spigogroup has different solutions to improve acoustics in schools through sound-absorbent panels made of wood that ensure the acoustic comfort of a classroom while providing a warm, elegant look.
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