International Journal of Art & Design Education

Grounds for Design: The Improvement of School and College Grounds

Volume 16.1   1997



A number of national initiatives have encouraged the development of school and college grounds as an improved resource for recreational and educational purposes. This report outlines art and design activities at St Andrewis College, promoting interaction with the immediate environment and encouraging the use and improvement of existing resources by students, staff and visitors. It also provides examples of work carried out in partnership with artists, architects and industry and how this has assisted liaison with schools in the process of change through the development of their grounds. It concludes that our future lies in encouraging a greater concern for and a deeper understanding of nature through design education, therefore, it is essential that young children have stimulating outdoor environments in which to grow and learn.