PUPILS from an East Renfrewshire school enjoyed a day out of class to take part in an innovate project that let them try their hand at designing furniture.

The workshop, staged at iconic Glasgow venue The Lighthouse, showed youngsters from Our Lady of the Missions Primary, in Thornliebank, how to use simple tools and exercises to build the type of furniture that would make them feel more settled at school.

Pupils worked with expert designer Alice Jacobs to draw up a brief, test ideas and see their furniture take shape.

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Ideas gleaned from the project, supported by Architecture and Design Scotland, will now be used by pupils in their classrooms.

Diarmaid Lawlor, head of place at Architecture and Design Scotland, said: “Our focus is to help explore and test ideas for new and existing spaces.

“The process gives the learner a sense of ownership and makes the most of the spaces we already have.”

Alice, founder of Flux Laser and CNC Studios, added: “Co-designing furniture solutions with primary age children was something a little out of the ordinary.

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“The pupils get the opportunity to think differently about design and how they approach furniture."

Catherine Dillon-Rudy, headteacher at Our Lady of the Missions Primary, described the project as “brilliant” for pupils and staff alike.

You can see the pupils’ creations at the exhibition on Level 2 at The Lighthouse until Monday, October 14.