Future Schools Project Award 2019

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Win your design brought to life!

Enter by 5th April 2019

This competition is open to all City of Edinburgh Council schools and nurseries. We want learners to think about the places they learn and how they can make changes to that place to improve inclusivity, wellbeing, teaching and learning. We want your creative ideas to influence our future school designs! 

The prize

  • The Future Schools Project Award will go to one overall winner.
  • We will create, install, or implement the winning design or solution in the winning school.
  • There will be two runner-up prizes for learning environment improvements.

Our aims

  • Develop learners’ awareness of their environment and their own learning preferences.
  • Raise awareness of the impact a learning environment and the way it is used can have on different learners.
  • Give learners’ a say on what a good learning environment looks and feels like so we can use this to inspire future classroom designs.
  • Promote collaborative learning.
  • Share ideas for learning environment design across all our establishments.

Overview of the competition

The competition has 2 stages.

For Stage 1 you need to send your submission by 5th April 2019.

stage 1, tell us a story include empathy for people in your story, define the problem and what the people's needs are and then come up with ideas for how to help the people. Five finalists will go on to stage 2 where they will design a learning environment, one winner will get their design created in their school or nursery

Stage 1: Tell us a story

Stage 2: Design your learning space

  • The finalists from Stage 1 will be invited to develop their story into a design for a learning space.
  • Further details of Stage 2 will be provided after the finalists are announced.
  • The designs developed in Stage 2 will go on display at the national Education Buildings Conference on 27-28 November 2019 where the overall winner will be announced.