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Mural with Mearns Castle High School


The workshop led by Glasgow-based design practice Warriors Studio enabled the students to design and paint a 1500 square foot mural and revamp their bike shelter with a surface design inspired by their school’s Heritage.

“The mural has made a massive improvement to the school environment.”

Dean Smith, Head Teacher, Mearns Castle High School


The project took place over two weeks and was split into three sections:

1. Research
2. Design
3. Production

The project saw the students present research findings about their school’s Heritage and their surrounding environment, design a 1500 sq foot mural, appoint a project manager, media manager and mural painters, taking charge of the project and proudly painting the mural themselves.


“Giving the class control of the project empowered them. I could see a great improvement in their focus, motivation and self-confidence”

Stephanie Lightboun, Head of Art, Design and Technical, Mearns Castle High School


“Live project-based education offers something the class room can’t. It helps encourage independence, organisation, communication and collaboration within a team. Being able to provide an opportunity where the students are set clear objectives, organize themselves and take control of the activity is invaluable.”

James Gilchrist, Director, Warriors Studio



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