Back to sCOOL!
By Olivia Trusdale

Welcome back to school! 

Whether you have a child or sibling returning to the classroom, or whether you are a parent, student, or teacher yourself, this is certainly an eventful time of year! 

I remember when I was in elementary school, I couldn’t wait to go shopping for school supplies. 

Although, who am I kidding? I still enjoy perusing the rows of brightly colored notebooks, browsing the different types of pens and pencils, and possibly picking up another pack of colored pencils. (Do I need them? Probably not…) However, as the years carry on, I realize that my family already has quite a lot of the supplies we need. Learning can be such a wonder filled adventure.   While knowledge alone is not necessarily all powerful…  using the knowledge in a constructive way certainly can be fulfillingly COOL!  

School is defined as any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline…  and what they don’t always say is the discipline of LEARNING is an invaluable INSTRUCTION in and of itself.  As we grow and strengthen our “muscles” to learn – the possibilities for our individual and collective journeys grow exponentially!!  School is like a GYM for our grey matter!  And with the right perspective and context – SCHOOL IS COOL!

Unfortunately, or not – in this day of INFORMATION OVERLOAD – it is critical to have a knack for discernment, recognition, awareness, retrieval, and ‘use” …  AKA – ORGANIZATION – which is the action of organizing things into a structured “order” for easy use/access – (and/or) with a body of people having a similar purpose… 

We all pretty much have the potential to access almost any information.  And with a good muscle for discernment, we should be able to come up with the most practical, relevant, and serving solutions. 

Often what we don’t have is a solid organizational system. 

How excellent would it be to be able to walk into a “room” and see exactly what resources are available? Not only that, but what if that storage space could also double as a study space, a thinking space, a reflection space, a planning to GET IT DONE SPACE?

At Perka, we have organizing space solutions that can come in all sizes, including small structures that would be ideal for a home office or homework space. 

We understand that back-to-school season (and the entire school year) can be stressful at times, our purpose in life is to be available to help alleviate as much anxiety as possible. Imagine how much more work you or your children or your team could complete with a quiet, comfortable and safe study room annexed to, or even outside your house? 

You won’t have to worry about the typical clutter you may have accumulated in your bedroom, and you could set up shelves, cabinets, closets with all the essential supplies so that everything you need is right at your fingertips!

Also, I don’t know about the schools in your area, but the ones near me are expanding RAPIDLY! Maybe this is due to a continuing influx of students looking for an in-person school after years of online education, or maybe it’s simply because nearby families are growing. Either way, I know many schools are becoming even more pressed for space than they already were. Of course, traditional building projects can be a significant investment.  But if the RETURN is there – is it worth it?

I know of a school in my area that has opted for a slightly different approach, and if you work in education in any capacity, you might want to consider this.

The school I know of has increased their space by adding structures very similar to what you can do with a strong, affordable, flexible, easy and resilient structure system like PERKA BUILDINGS.

After all, Perka’s buildings are not just perfect for storage, leisure, or living space. They can also be used as extra school space, a gym, training, thinking, planning, doing or whatever else your scholastic – learning muscles desires. 

If you are an educator looking for space to expand your program, search no further! Perka can help! We have plenty of pre-designed building options, but all our designs are customizable, so you can get exactly what you need to optimize your learning facilities. (Check out our designs here!) For more information, check out our website or contact us. And to view our whole “family” of companies, take a look at our Team Perka website! Well, we hope you learned something new today, and, as always, we hope you have a fantastic day.