So I asked the headteachers the reason for the austere design. Was it perhaps a well-researched pedagogic strategy to maximise learning? No, it was the result of fire regulations. It seems that students work has a tendency to catch fire. So it is not permitted on the walls of the corridors.
The classrooms then? Surely there's examples of students work proudly displayed as a source of inspiration to others? No. Not even there. Same rules apply - fire hazard.
So in this school, the walls are bare.
What about your school?
What do you put on the walls of your classroom? What do you put up in the corridors?