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Scottish award discovers a special schoolbag which makes learning possible

Architecture News - Nov 15, 2010 - 17:41   10037 views

While many children here in Scotland are happy to leave school behind at the end of the day, for young people in Mali, the opposite is true. With access to education being far from easy for children in the West African country, a revolutionary ‘Transportable Classroom’, complete with a wooden board to write on, a seat, table and storage for pens and books, has revolutionised learning. All that is needed is a teacher, and schooling can take place anywhere.
This innovative creation is among the shortlisted entries for Children in Scotland’s ‘Making Space 2010’ international architecture award, which will reward a building or space for children and young people which is well-designed, multi-functional and, most importantly, which works for children – and families – in the local community.