Working with the Creative Data Team, as part of an Heritage Lottery Funded Project at The Collett School, in Hemel Hempstead, we created an exhibition celebrating the school’s 50 year history. This very special school for children aged 5 -16 with Moderate Learning Difficulties has transformed the lives of many young people in the time that it has been open.
The exhibition brought together material collected by the Creative Data team, who over the preceding four months interviewed , students, teachers, parents and members of the community, past and present, about their involvement with the school.
An essential part of the design brief for the exhibition was its ability to be dismantled and reassembled in a new location. To maximise the longevity of the content and the potential of the exhibition for reuse, we worked with a local scaffold company to produce concentric hexagonal frames on which we hung weatherproof vinyl banners.
The experiences of pupils, staff and families connected with the school formed an important part of the exhibition. At the core of the exhibition we installed audio equipment through to enable people to hear the stories of the school in the words of the people effected.