Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Colour in Our Hall

Published: Jul 2020
10 mins


Designer Kevin McCloud works with a client team of pupils from Beacon Primary School in Cornwall to transform their dull hall into a bright, colourful, multi-purpose space.

Involving pupils in this way is a key part of the Joinedupdesignforschools project.

The brainchild of The Sorrell Foundation, the project gives pupils a major say in how an aspect of their school's environment is improved. The pupils are the clients, briefing designers who produce designs for their approval.

McCloud, who presents Grand Designs, said: "It's great working with children. They show you how it ought to be with adults, and isn't."

The Joinedupdesignforschools project follows a four stage pattern:

  • The challenge
  • The brief
  • The conversation
  • The concept

A follow-up then looks at the school's success in finding the money to turn the creative designs into reality.

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