Inspiring The Next Generation With Colour In Carpet
Supplier Focus: Design and Build
Bob Mortimer, UK & Ireland Sales Manager at Heckmondwike FB, discusses how schools are carefully choosing their floorcoverings to enhance the learning environment and attainment levels of pupils.
“The results of the HEAD project* which studied the impact of their indoor environment on over 3,700 pupils across 153 classrooms and 27 diverse schools revealed a very clear link between children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths and the physical characteristics of the classroom. It was found that these characteristics affected learning progress by 16%. There were found to be some very clear factors that contribute to improved learning and design in the classroom, one of which was use of colour, which was found to stimulate pupils’ learning abilities.
In the last few years, we have recognised a trend for schools to move away from neutral colours, such as greys, to more colourful shades, like red and orange. Schools are also choosing accents of colour to be integrated within a classroom space and are using carpet for demarcation instead of barriers or partitions. Colourful carpet is being utilised to mark out specific zones, for breakout spaces and reading areas, creating a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment.
Supacord remains one of the most popular carpets for schools, not least because it is available in the most comprehensive choice of 42 colours. It is renowned for being able to withstand heavy wear and tear, retaining its aesthetics and performance for many years.
Schools are also choosing colourful carpet for their entrance areas too, as we offer the option of integrating bespoke logos and customised shades. Some schools also opt to have their school branding or ethos integrated within their entrance area carpet to add impact and reinforce the values of the school as soon as pupils or visitors walk through the door.
With this latest study showing a clear link between good design and pupil achievement, it is essential to get the floor covering right. With an endless choice within our Supacord range, schools can create the perfect learning environment – starting with the floor.”
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