Tuesday, 14 June 2011

High Expectations - signage

I frequently bang on about appropriate, high quality signage and graphics in schools. It is so important and, when good, can really enhance the entire learning environment.

Visiting a school recently I was really disappointed to wait in a school Reception area and see some rather dull key word graphics scattered around. It was not a particularly welcoming experience and not enhanced by some very disappointing signage. Putting the rather predicable phrase 'High Expectations' directly above the toilets was not the best piece of design ever. As some colleagues with me mentioned, at least they did not put the word 'Achievement' there - they saved that to put above what appeared to be storage and premises offices further along the wall. I'm not sure that that is any better really.

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