Local pupils are being given the chance to improve their schools in a design project launched by the V&A at Dundee.
Every first-year pupil in every Dundee and Angus secondary school has been invited to enter the Schools Design Challenge.
Kits are being given to every school in Dundee and Angus so that pupils can put their minds to ways to improve their school environments.
Ten of the best designs will be chosen to be developed by a team of professional designers at a special event before they are put on display in the Overgate in March.
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Ms Mawdsley said the pilot project will encourage children to “use design as a tool for social change”.
She added: “Design is everywhere and has such an impact on everyday life.”
“We can’t wait to see the ideas pupils come up with”, Ms Mawdsley added.
The V&A at Dundee, the £80 million flagship project of Dundee’s waterfront redevelopment, is due to open in 2018.