Architectural environment for the optimisation of welfare and learning
Skole+ is a campaign aimed to demonstrate how indoor facilities in Denmark’s schools can be adapted to promote a greater degree of sport and exercise. The goal is to encourage a desire in children and adults to be active – both during and after school hours.
Søndervang School is one of six selected pilot projects, intended to inspire other schools in Denmark. The project consists of the ‘Motion Trail’, which proceeds through the school’s corridors: partly for use by pupils in both breaks and lessons, and partly geared to open up the school to the outside world. The Motion Trail consists of various hotspots here and there throughout the School’s main corridors, designed to generate new experiences, new approaches to exercise and learning, and environments. The environments were tried out and implemented as a natural part of the School’s new learning practices.
On the basis of the belief that every child is unique, the Motion Trail will encourage children to be offbeat, wacky, wild or calm, and, most of all, bring out the originality of every child and young person. The Trail creates space for each child to have his/her senses challenged, while its various components are based on sustainability, aesthetics and durability.