Anyone who has felt their eyelids drooping and noticed their attention drifting away in hot, stuffy classrooms can recall the impact of colour, light, air quality and sound on pupils’ learning. A 2013 study on 751 pupils from 34 varied classrooms in seven different UK schools demonstrated a clear link between the built environment quality and the cognitive and sensory features that matter in student progress. It’s not just the visual but the auditory that affects a student’s focus and concentration. A study cited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed a link between noise, impairment of memory and reading skills.
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