Colourful school hallways

This week has been very busy for the EA Audits team, with school access audits taking place all over the country! We have been from Cornwall to Durham this week visiting all types of wonderful educational establishments and advising them on their duties under the Equality Act 2010.

One thing we come across often during a school access audit is bright and colourful hallways. It is important to note that this is not just for decoration. Studies have shown that colour can have a direct and significant effect on emotion, with a direct link being made between colour and feeling positive. This can therefore directly influence a child’s working and studying.

Many children with special educational needs are visual learners due to a lack of verbal communication. Visual aids in the classroom, as well as hallways, will not only serve to brighten the mood, but also give the child plenty of time to process what they have been asked to do.

We all know that we are more productive when we are feeling happier!