The Learning Tree corridor vinyl at Haseltine Primary School in Sydenham, London

Haseltine Primary is a school in partnership with Fairlawn Primary school. Staff, governors and children work together to harness each other’s strengths and expertise so that children are offered the best possible education.

At Haseltine they aim to create a happy school where the learning atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to high attainment. They believe that every child should learn the skills for life long learning and be supported to develop as good citizens who contribute fully to their community. For the children to reach their full potential they need to work in partnership with their parents, carers and colleagues. Helping children to do their best is vital and working in partnerships allows Haseltine to understand what children are learning and what they are able to achieve.

The Challenge

The entrance hallway at Haseltine Primary school leading from the school playground into the main building is a narrow, bland corridor that is lacking a friendly, inspirational and interesting welcome. Using the school Tree, Pylon Design were asked to create an inviting entrance to the main school building.

The Solution

The narrow corridor was the most challenging aspect of this project and Pylon Design wanted to fill the wall and the ceiling with a bold and creative use of the Haseltine Tree. Using self-adhesive wall coverings used in hospitals and public transport stations, Pylon Design adapted the successful Tree concept creating a feeling of walking through a magical wood. Haseltine’s School words were used on the trunk, branches and leaves to remind children of the school ethos as they entered the building. A creative and attractive solution to a stark and functional area.

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