Monday, 29 December 2008

Lets make 2009 a year of colour and excitement in our education environments!

Lets bring some colour to our lives!

I was talking the other day to a number of educationalists about furniture for schools. One said, quite determinedly that all chairs etc for secondary schools should be black, brown or dark gray - that's all. For heavens sake -why?

Maybe bright pink is not the answer for everywhere, but lets bring some colour and excitement into our learning lives!

The importance of colour and environments plays a huge role in how people work and perform in that space. If we give boring and dull, then it sets the mood. Carefully co-ordinated environments designed for a variety of purposes, with a variety of furniture and colours, can really help shape exciting vibrant learning spaces, that will, in turn, help creative and innovative learning.

Lets really all try and make sure that 2009 is a year for helping create exciting and innovative learning spaces - for every one's sake!

Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR to every one!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's funny you should post about colors this year. I was just researching 4th dimensions and one thing they mention is how important colors are. Happy New Year to year during this colorful season, Gareth!

Amy Bowllan
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/bowllan

Gareth Long said...

Hi Amy

Thanks for the comment. My post is really short but I do believe colour is so important.

Also got several hits from, your previous post about me so thanks!
Your post was on:http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062/post/630027463.html

Have a great New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gareth,

You have been tagged...
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062/post/1650038565.html

Happy New Year!

Amy