19 Sep

  • By studentauthor

SDL Classroom Upgrade Competition

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 and the winners should be announced shortly!  First prize is £1000 and runners up will receive £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!  The video we submitted for the competition will be available on this page once the winners have been announced…

[Click on one of the photos below to view the gallery clearly]