Pupils unveil new-look classroom

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 April 2013

Year six students at Drakes primary school are celebrating the opening of their refurbished classroom which was designed by themselves. It features a touch screen smart tv/pc, a comfy chill out area and a colourful mural on the ceiling. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 1950-13-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Year six students at Drakes primary school are celebrating the opening of their refurbished classroom which was designed by themselves. It features a touch screen smart tv/pc, a comfy chill out area and a colourful mural on the ceiling. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 1950-13-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Pupils at Drakes Primary School have turned interior designer - by giving their classroom a makeover.

Year six pupils were given a budget of £500 to improve their classroom as a design and technology project.

They sourced all the furniture themselves, and raised extra funds for things they couldn’t originally afford.

They also got some help from outside sources. One of these was Exmouth Community College – which, after the pupils wrote a letter to principal Tony Alexander, sent art students to produce a mural for the ceiling.

They also got local businesses involved, with Jewsons donating materials, and local architects producing a 3D model of the classroom to help with their designs.

The finished classroom includes a touchscreen TV/PC and a chillout area, while still respecting the building’s Victorian character, as per their original brief.

Teacher Sarah Davie said: “The children did it all themselves, with all their own ideas.”

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