Pupils compete for school makeover

Pupils compete for school makeover

Budding young designers can win £5,000 worth of design and decoration services for their school through a competition set up by Dulux.

Entrants in two age categories — 7 to 11 and 11 to 18 — are being welcomed from all schools across the country as the paint provider launches its Smarter Spaces 2015 campaign, which aims to build a coalition of leading figures in the education and design sectors.

Pupils are tasked with creating presentations which detail the area of their school that would benefit from a makeover, as well as what they would like it to look like in future and why.

Dulux Trade’s Ben King said: “Making a few subtle changes to the physical environment can have a huge influence on the teachers and students who use them.”

He added this competition will give the winners a “rare opportunity” to “transform their environment for the better”.

Two winners — one from each category — will be announced July 24.

The closing date for entries is June 30.

Visit www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/education/competition to apply.