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Twinkl joins the Smarter Spaces Coalition

Twinkl supports Smarter Spaces

The growing Smarter Spaces Coalition (representatives from across education, design and policymaking who are ambitious about their plans for the classroom) has now been joined by Twinkl which will be providing display materials to help transform the schools that win the 2016 Young Designers competition. This is in addition to the £5,000 of design and decoration services being offered by Dulux to help transform two schools according to designs by their pupils. Heather McAvan, Chief Consumer Understanding Officer, explains why Twinkl is backing the campaign:

Twinkl is incredibly pleased to be involved in the Smarter Spaces campaign and is thrilled to be able to contribute towards helping to transform the learning environment in each of the winning schools into something that the children will be proud of and enjoy every day.

Twinkl is all about changing lives by providing instant access to a complete range of teacher created, engaging and inspiring teaching, planning and assessment materials. We are unique in our ability to be responsive and actively support teaching communities by publishing exceptional content every day and beautiful design is an integral part of what we do. That's why we're so keen to support the Smarter Spaces campaign - beautiful design really does have a huge impact on learners, and including children in the design process is not only an incredibly valuable learning experience for them, but also ensures that the school's learning environment is totally fit for purpose as it's designed by those who use the space every day.

The 2016 Young Designers Competition is one of the most exciting projects we've ever taken part in, and it's exactly the kind of thing that our members would expect from us – embracing our values of innovation and ownership. We love helping the teaching community make their learning environments engaging and motivating and the fact that children are going to be leading the design process makes this even more worthwhile.

All the designers at Twinkl are really looking forward to seeing all the entries and finding out what the winners choose from our large selection of hand drawn display resources to really make their learning environment come to life. Good luck everyone!