Palmy student wins a $5,000 makeover for his classroom

(Last Updated On: June 21, 2018)

What does the perfect classroom look like? We teamed up with Woods Furniture to challenge students to tell us.

woods furniture appUsing its free app, Space Planner, we asked them to design the best space possible for their learning – and be in to win an actual classroom makeover. Thanks to everyone who entered (and our apologies for the delay in announcing the results).

And we have our winners:

john blackwell

  • Primary (Years 1-8): John Blackwell, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School


Charlotte McConnell

  • Secondary (Years 9-13): Charlotte McConnell, Epson Girls’ Grammar School, Auckland

They each receive an INTERFACE goodie bag. Both were great designs but there could only be one overall winner, who wins an awesome classroom makeover worth $5,000 courtesy of Woods Furniture. Congratulations to John Blackwell, whose design came out top with our judges.

“There were some exceptional designs,” said Woods Furniture’s Mark Divehall. “John’s stood out because of the good use of different furniture to create a flexible learning space.”

We will report back on the how the makeover goes later in the year.

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