New facilities at Holy Trinity School completed
We have just completed a piece of work at Holy Trinity CE Primary School in Cookridge to provide the year 6 pupils with their own WCs and a much needed group room. The block is located between two banks of classrooms but we managed to fit in the necessary rooms in the limited space. The key thing about this project was the involvement of the pupils in the design which not only encourages a sense of ownership of the new facilities, but also enabled the school to take advantage of the building works to complement their learning programmes. Rather than asking the pupils what colours they would like, Stefanie Stead in our office developed a workshop that explored with the pupils how different colours made them feel, and then chose the finishes for specific areas that they felt achieved the right sort of feeling. The result was a vibrant and welcoming entrance and cloakroom and modern ‘grown up’ WCs.
We feel that it is important to involve those who benefit from a design in the design, and we are more than happy to work with both the pupils and staff though presentations and workshops. In particular, building projects are brilliant ways to explore many aspects of the curriculum, from maths and science through to art and design. In the case of Holy Trinity, the contractor even made the front page of the school newspaper!
Contractor: Evora Construction