Over the summer Swansea Campus entered the national Focus competition to upgrade a traditional classroom to an SDL area. The Years 7-10 students from every campus throughout UK and Europe were given the challenge of designing, planning and creating a room suitable for self-directed learning with a budget of £1500.
As part of the competition, the students had to provide evidence of what they had done. First prize was £1000 and runners up received £500.
Our team of students gave up a lot of their summer holidays to carry out this work: designing, planning, shopping, stripping out, scraping, sanding, painting, decorating and furnishing. As we already have a full SDL centre for our Years 7-13 students, we decided to upgrade Mr Gratrix’s old classroom to create an SDL area for our Years 3-6 students. This will enable them to become self-directed learners from an early age.
Check out the pictures below to see what a fantastic transformation was made for less than £750!
There was a special assembly for all Focus campuses at 9 am on Friday 21 October to announce the winners of the SDL Classroom Upgrade Competition and we’re very excited to announce that Swansea Campus is the runner-up for the West Region. As our prize we have been awarded £500 and a trophy. The video we submitted for the competition will be available on our website shortly.
Click here to see the official video announcement of winners from Focus.
A summary of the winners:
|North Region Runner-Up||Caledonia (Millden) Campus|
|North Region Winner||Knockloughrim Campus|
|East Region Runner-Up||Stoke by Nayland Campus|
|East Region Winner||Kenley Campus|
|West Region Runner-Up||Swansea Campus|
|West Region Winner||Plymouth Campus|
|Europe Runner-Up||Westerlee Campus|
|Europe Winner||Paris Campus|