Badminton School recently engaged in an innovative approach with the school’s refurbishment plans for its Sixth Form Centre.

Students from Years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form were engaged with important aspects of the project, coming up with creative ideas on how to develop the centre.

This gave the girls the opportunity to meet and interact with the project’s designers, Envoplan, and get experience of entrepreneurship, helping to reinforce their future or imminent transition to university.

With the pupils’ help, the Sixth Form Centre has been transformed into a modern, vibrant multipurpose space split into zones for quiet working, relaxing and socialising with friends.

The new Common Room features brightly coloured bucket style sofas, a railway carriage booth and a separate space in which girls can practice the piano, watch TV or play the Wii. In addition to the main Common Room, two of the Sixth Form Centre’s study rooms have had a complete makeover with new desks, chairs and locker space. The terrace area has also benefitted from new furniture including a table, chairs and a swinging seat, allowing girls to take their learning outdoors.