Student-led Classroom Design

It has become a tradition in Year 6 for the students to design the form of the classroom. This inevitably leads to them having more pride in their classroom, and, importantly, a sense of investment in their learning and space. They do this at the start of the school year. Before they get their hands on it, the classroom looks like this:

Then they practice their cooperation and teamwork skills to come up with their own plan. Every year it looks very different. Here are some views of the current classroom. The result is significantly different from anything I would have come up with…

For me, this is an important part of properly creating a PYP classroom. The students have expressed an interest in redesigning it in the New Year. We will see…

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