I was commissioned by Sustrans to work with Coalburn Primary school to design a map board to be sited on the NCN – 74 cycle route running beside the village. The brief was to engage with the children at Coalburn Primary School to rethink the standard map board design.
I worked with each class at the school to explore themes that could inform the design. I designed a series of activities for the children that enabled me to collect their ideas and inspire their creativity.
Some images from the sessions –
From this I was able to design a shape for the board that reflected the heritage and community of the area. The area has a strong mining heritage and this was reflected by a bing shape board with a narrow gauge railway shape. I have worked with the local heritage society to put together the information for board.
Metal work in production