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How well dressed is your school?

Posted by Aimee Monteith on 28/01/21 09:30

We know that making your environment appealing, whether at home or work, generates a sense of wellbeing and purpose. iStock-182512588We have never been more aware of our surroundings than during this global pandemic particularly as we are all spending so much more time at home.

Is this the time to view your school surroundings, both exterior and interior spaces, with fresh eyes? Getting a new perspective from both your internal and external stakeholders’ viewpoints may bring about an impetus for change when your corridors once again reverberate with a youthful chorus of voices.

Rightly or wrongly, a school’s first impression is judged by how it looks: not just the physical building but how it is dressed – from its dapper hat (outside welcome sign) to its wardrobe (inside wall displays)! How would you describe your school’s dress sense? Eclectic, retro, vintage, traditional, modern, sustainable?Bow

One thing’s for sure, schools invest time, effort and money on updating their traditional wall displays and sometimes they become outdated before they are even complete and sometimes they become tatty with general wear and tear. Is it time for a reinvention? 

We believe it is – and for a variety of reasons. Firstly, what a way to welcome back your pupils and staff – with open arms and a new backdrop to their future. Secondly, we know that people are heavily influenced by their working environment and what a way to inspire and motivate this generation (staff and pupils) – who probably deserve it more than most!

And then there is a raft of other reasons why – and in no particular order, we impart the following:

  • Highlights the school’s vision and encourages loyalty.
  • Reinforces your brand message.
  • Shares your mission and promotes your values.
  • Cultivates team spirit.
  • Embeds important key messages.
  • Boosts and nurtures internal pride.
  • Showcases success stories and accomplishments.
  • Celebrates pupil journeys and experiences.
  • Promotes the success of alumni.
  • Enhances the visitor experience.
  • Helps attract and retain the best talent.
  • Tells your story…. and history! 

Your catwalk awaits! Complement your pupils’ fabulous artwork with a new graphical and visual language: adorn your school with colour and imagery by introducing flags, vinyls, photography, timelines, vibrant curriculum boards and inspirational quotes.

Want to find out more about how the Grebot Donnelly Design team can help you? Get in touch to discuss your needs or join our free online workshop – The How to Academy….. school signage and how to style your school.

Topics: Branding & Creative, Signage, How To Academy