Welcoming Reception Area

Young pupils get the chance to work with a design company This series features six schools which have successfully participated in the Joinedupdesignforschools project. In this project, the brainchild of The Sorrell Foundation, pupils have the 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.

Joinedupdesignforschools follows a four-stage pattern:

The Challenge
The Brief
The Conversation
The Concept.

In many cases, and in all six of those featured in this series, money has been found to make the new designs become a reality. This, the fifth stage, is The Follow-Up.

This programme shows how some of youngest pupils (aged 4 to 7) in Hythe Community School in Kent briefed the Ben Kelly Design Group to design the school’s new reception area. Their brief took the form of an exhibition of drawings, paintings and papier-mâché models showing how they wanted the area to look. The result is impressive.

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