Wall Art to Improve Pupil Wellbeing
Wall Art can help you improve pupil wellbeing and promote positive mental health.
Bespoke Wall Art is a wonderful resource to help you improve pupil wellbeing.
You can also use your school’s walls to promote a positive mindset, with tips on how to stay healthy in body and mind.
Wall Art will help you;
- Inspire pupils to exercise, eat well and stay healthy
- Create calm areas to encourage mindfulness and relaxation
- Uplift, motivate and boost spirits
- Promote outdoor learning
- Bring nature into the classroom
Healthy body, healthy mind
- Do your pupils know the right foods to eat to keep them healthy and bursting with energy?
- How do you encourage healthy habits?
- Is your canteen a pleasant and positive space for pupils to enjoy with their peers?
Wall Art can help you promote healthy lifestyle habits that will, in turn, improve pupil wellbeing.
For example, you can use the walls of your canteen to showcase an array of beautiful, healthy foods. Fruit and veg will become the heroes of the day when pupils appreciate the impact of healthy eating on their wellbeing.
Time for calm
Many schools are teaching mindfulness to help improve pupil wellbeing. Some schools have implemented the .b course from the Mindfulness in Schools project. Whilst others may have their own internal measures and practices in place.
Whatever your approach, we know that taking some time out to rest, breathe and focus can help reduce anxiety and stress. Happy children learn better – so mindfulness can indirectly improve learning outcomes too.
You don’t need a huge space to create a calm area. Anywhere will do! In fact, you can apply Wall Art to a single wall of your school and it will make a big impact.
For example, check out the design below. We created this beautiful wellbeing wall for Christ the King College. It includes tips for pupils about how to change their words and actions to promote wellbeing.
The design also provides information about mindfulness, physical and mental health.
Inspire and motivate
“In life, there is no such thing as impossible. It’s always possible” – Venus Williams.
This stirring quote appears in the Wall Art we designed for The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery. You can see the image below.
We transformed their sports hall with stunning imagery and inspiring quotes. The goal was to inspire pupils to work hard and never give up.
Schools often ask us to include motivational quotes within their Wall Art designs. And this is particularly pertinent when the goal is to improve wellbeing.
Spending time in nature is proven to benefit mental health. Just as well, because the Covid-19 pandemic forced many schools to create outdoor learning spaces to stay safe.
This trend has remained, as we continue to receive requests for outdoor Science Wall Art.
One of our favourite outdoor projects was this stunning nature wall (below). We designed the wall for One World Montessori Nursery in London.
The Wall Art features a beautiful woodland scene, with birds, butterflies and wildlife. It transports pupils to a natural wonderland – so it’s great for wellbeing!
Biophilic Design is most commonly used in architecture and construction. It refers to the practice of using natural resources to create a sense of harmony between modern architecture and the natural world.
But, did you know that Biophilic Design is also used by schools to improve pupil wellbeing?
In fact, the team at Putney High School have spent the past few years applying this practice to their classroom.
Promote Your School proudly played a part in Putney High School’s BREATHE project. We designed a large mural, using stunning nature photography by Matthew Cattel. Then, we printed the design and installed it in the test classroom at Putney High School.
The study began with the transformation of three otherwise similar Sixth Form classrooms.
- First, they modified a maths classroom with an extensive array of indoor plants,
- Then, they introduced a full-size photographic wall mural of a woodland to the English classroom,
- and last, left a Psychology classroom unchanged.
“The impact of the photographic mural demonstrated change through a more animated environment, whereby students choose to move to a seat with a view of the mural, and the teacher expressed ‘I love teaching in this room’ while facing the mural to address the students” – Clare Bowman, Sustainability Advisor at RCZM Sustainable Design.
Find out more
Contact us to find out more about bespoke Wall Art for schools. We’d love to chat to you about how Wall Art can help you improve wellbeing.
We’ve over twenty years’ experience in education and design. In fact, our co-founder Lisa is a teacher with 20 years’ experience in the education industry as a teacher, senior leader, advisor and educational consultant. So we’re well placed to help you achieve your goals!