Case Study: Rinnebäcksskolan

Since the beginning of time, schools have been characterized by teachers standing and children sitting down. More and more studies show that working while standing up is just as important for children as it is for adults – something that schools in Sweden have begun to take notice of. Several schools are now in the process of creating an environment where students can choose how they work.

The problem most schools face when converting to height adjustable desks is the cost of replacing existing furniture.

The Freedesk Desk Riser has been developed in cooperation with not only occupational therapists and ergonomists, but also principals and teachers, in an effort to make the Freedesk Desk Riser available to everyone. The low cost, combined with the flexibility, makes the Freedesk Desk Riser a perfect fit for schools, which Rinnebäcksskolan realized early on.

For more than a year Rinnebäcksskolan has been using the Freedesk Desk Riser in their classrooms and the results are astonishing.

The students immediately took to the Desk Riser and started using it for purposes we hadn’t even dreamed of – everything from educational Lego building to solving problems in their math books. Sitting down, which previously was the obvious position for learning, was instantly substituted for the ability of learning while standing up.

Schools have, since the beginning of time, been characterized by work sitting down. More and more studies show that working standing up is just as important for children as it is for adults – something that schools in Sweden have begun to take notice of. Several schools are now in the process of creating an environment where students can choose how they work.

The problem most schools face when converting to height adjustable desks is the cost of having to replace the existing furniture.

The Freedesk Desk Riser has been developed in cooperation with not only occupational therapists and ergonomists but also principals and teachers, in an effort to make the Freedesk Desk Riser available to everyone. The low cost, combined with the flexibility, makes the Freedesk Desk Riser a perfect fit for schools, which Rinnebäcksskolan realized early on.

For more than a year Rinnebäcksskolan has been using the Freedesk Desk Riser in their classrooms and the results are astonishing.

The students immediately took to the Desk Riser and started using it for purposes we hadn’t even dreamed of – everything from educational Lego building to solving problems in their math books. Sitting down, which previously was the obvious position for work, was instantly substituted for the ability of working standing up.

Would you like to try out the Freedesk Desk Riser in your school? Send us an e-mail at: johan.stagne@thefreedesk.com

Skolans värld har sedan urminnes tider präglats av sittande arbete. Fler och fler studier visar att stående arbete är minst lika viktigt för barn som det är för vuxna – något som skolorna i Sverige börjar ta till sig och redan nu är flera skolor på gång med arbetet att skapa en miljö där eleverna kan arbeta på det sätt de själva vill.

Problemet de flesta skolor möter med att ställa om sina skrivbord till höj och sänkbara är att kostnaden snabbt springer iväg samt att nuvarande möblemang måste bytas ut.

Freedesk Desk Riser har sedan starten utvecklats tillsammans med arbetsterapeuter, ergonomer och personalansvariga – men även rektorer och lärare. Allt för att göra den tillgänglig för alla. Den låga kostnaden tillsammans med smidigheten gör att lösningen passar perfekt för skolor, något Rinnebäcksskolan i Kävlinge insåg tidigt.

Rinnebäcksskolan har i över ett år använt Freedesk Desk Riser i sina klassrum och resultatet har varit häpnandsväckande.

Eleverna tog den till sig direkt och började använda det höj och sänkbara skrivbordet på sätt vi själva inte kunde fantisera om – allt från pedagogiskt legobyggande till räknande i matteboken. Den sittande positionen som tidigare var en självklarhet byttes som över natten ut mot självklarheten att få arbeta stående.

Vill ni testa Freedesk Desk Riser i er skola eller känner ni någon som vill? Maila gärna oss på: johan.stagne@thefreedesk.com