Call 22: Build wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued
Design for wellbeing should be a key element of all school improvement plans across the country, at all stages of learning, supported by an evidence-based approach to impact. To achieve this ambition, we suggest a series of measures. First, more participation by young people in the decision-making around changing and managing spaces in schools, as part of the client team on management and investment.
Young people who took part in design workshops run by Architecture & Design Scotland told us:
“(We need) a building that allows independence and choice.”
“(We need) a good place to go and talk to your friends.”
“Social space is important for our mental health.”