Given that I started my design education much later in life, I see this and really wish my middle school curriculum had involved this sort of work. Not only does it teach the value of design in every day life, but it teaches about working together and thinking outside the box. I love hearing stories about schools that allow kids to work on more practical, hands-on projects. Education through experience can be so tough to beat. Congrats to these kids.
|The final results of their design. Vibrant and cool, but highly practical too.|
|I love the baskets on the back of the chairs to hold books.|
|I love that they thought to add the lip at the back of the desk to prop up their books.|
|Working through the design process.|
|They thought of all the details!|
|I think this is my favourite element. The locker doors have mail slots! So clever!|