12 Apr 2019
The good news is that school doesn’t have to be boring. When it comes to ordering new classroom furniture, cheer everyone up with lots of bold bright colours.
In fact, there have been a number of scientific studies about the effect of colours on brain stimulation; colours in a learning environment can have positive effects on behaviour, attention, memory and creativity.
A Kansas State University academic study into the impact of colour in the classroom concluded that: “A visual design has two functions: One is to support learners to process materials cognitively, and the other is to influence learners’ attitude and motivation effectively … Knowing how colors affect behaviors is informative for designers and environmental psychologists in terms of how to use arousing hues (warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow) to prevent learners from getting bored, and passive hues (cold colors such as green and blue) to keep learners calm.”
Therefore, colourful classroom furniture isn’t just a gesture, it really can help your school or college to get the most of your pupils and students. Make sure you order furniture that is high quality, tough and durable, tested to high safety standards and is ergonomically designed to help promote good posture.
Technology has enabled huge advances in the design of classroom furniture, and even the most colourful of chairs and tables come with a number of safety functions. You can even get chairs and desks with antibacterial surfaces which will kill bacteria like e-coli and MRSA, as well as fungal growth.
When it comes to chairs, some have a major safety feature that prevents a particular behaviour that often drives teachers crackers – sitting so far back, they’re balancing their chair on just two legs. Chairs with anti-tilt design can solve this frustration and keep your students safe.
There’s one thing that all pupils are guaranteed to do in their school years – grow! And they all grow at different rates and in different years. After providing chairs that promote good posture it makes sense to twin them with desks that can also help, and are adjustable so that they can be raised or lowered as necessary.