Davidson’s Mains Primary School

The new building at Davidson’s Mains Primary School was completed in August 2018.

  • This room is decorated in natural wood colours for the floor and storage units. The cloak room units on either side of the room are shaped like houses with hangers on a rail, a space to drop bags into at the bottom and boxes with PE kit are on a shelf in the roof space. The centre of the room has been separated using dividers and storage units to create an activity space
  • A classroom with floor to ceiling windows, natural wood colours for the floor, tables and storage units with a blue wall and coordinating blue chairs and cushions. In the centre are two soft upholstered blue booths facing each other over a table. There is a wicker nook to sit in by the wall.
  • A classroom with floor to ceiling windows, natural wood colours for the floor, tables and storage units with a blue wall and coordinating blue chairs and cushions. In the centre are two soft upholstered blue booths facing each other over a table. There is a wicker nook to sit in by the wall and an armchair for the teacher. There are two tables that can be split up into six individual triangular tables.
  • This room is decorated in natural wood colours for the floor, tables and storage units. There are stone coloured plastic chairs at the tables. Two of the tables can split up into six individual triangular tables and one is a U shape. there are hexagon mirrors on the wall, a plant on a shelf and beige pin boarding displaying children's work
  • This room is decorated in natural wood colours for the floor, tables and storage units. There are grey plastic chairs at the tables. Two of the tables can split up into six individual triangular tables and one is a U shape.

Within the new building are eight classrooms that are currently being used for primary one to three. There are four classrooms on each floor and six of the classrooms are shared spaces between two classes. On each floor there is a breakout space for all classrooms to use.

  • cushions surround a circular rug in the centre of the room, triangular tables laid out in different patterns on the edges of the room
  • The sofas can be a collaborative work space
  • Curved tables that can be set out in different shapes and also separate into individual desks
  • the high ceilings in the classroom create a sense of space, there are different seating options positioned around the room.
  • three tables to sit six children each are made up of individual triangular desks that can join together
  • Sansevieria trifasciata (Snake plant) provides connection with nature and is known to be good at converting carbon dioxide to oxygen
  • The children's artwork provides the colour on this display board with bright painted flowers
  • a circular storage unit with wicker baskets at child height, can be a temporary work surface. two wobble stools are placed beside it Storage that can be a temporary work surface
  • A workstation with a chair for a pupil to work at, beside a sofa, giant cushion and a wicker teepee surrounding a circular rug in a cosy corner
  • a giant cushion lies in front of a bookshelf filled with books that children can access themselves
  • a U shaped teaching table with colourful upholstered cube stools around it
  • Wicker seat pad and basket next to a U shaped teaching table with counting pebbles give a variety of textures and links to nature

There is a limited colour palette and a nod to bringing nature into the classroom by introducing natural furnishings, plants and accessories such as pebbles.

The design team added little house shaped nooks and cloakrooms.

The cloakrooms have hangers on a rail rather than hooks and at the bottom of the house is a space to store bags.

There are a lot of plants in the classrooms to enhance the oxygen levels in the learning environments. One of the plants you’ll see in the photos is called Sansevieria trifasciata (Snake Plant).  The Sanseviera plant family converts a lot of carbon dioxide to oxygen overnight and filters out air pollutants.

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