Innovative School Design

A splash of colour

Paint gives us the opportunity for a really big impact on a relatively low budget, especially if it’s applied by in-house staff. So how are paint manufacturers helping those who work in education make informed choices about what finishes and colours to select, and where?
Teesside University Library 1

With an internal reorganisation and rebuild imminent at Flakefleet Primary School in Lancashire, Headteacher Mike Barnes decided to take the opportunity to remove most of the pinboards and paint the walls brilliant white. Whilst this sounds counterintuitive, the rationale was simple: pinboards had to be filled to avoid looking ugly and this was a use of time better employed elsewhere. 

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