Organisers behind the V&A Dundee project challenged local pupils to get creative with their own innovative designs.
The V&A museum will be an international centre for design, housed in a world-class building created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the heart of Dundee’s revitalised waterfront.
Now school pupils have been given the chance to show off their creative talents as part of a four-month project.
The School Design Challenge, created by V&A Museum of Design Dundee, has been issued to more than 1,000 young people across Dundee and Angus schools.
The culmination of the project will see an exhibition of pupils’ creativity on display to the public in one of the city’s biggest shopping centres.
S1 pupils were asked to respond to the question: ‘How could you improve your school or school life?’
The youngsters were asked to suggest how they could change everyday environments and were given learning resources provided by V&A Dundee to complement the expertise of their teachers.
Joanna Mawdsley, learning manager at V&A Dundee, said: “We want to empower pupils to make change happen by using the design thinking process.
“Design thinking can be a powerful tool for problem-solving in any discipline, and what’s more, it’s hands-on, creative, collaborative, optimistic and fun.”
More than 250 teams submitted creative responses to the challenge with a final 10 teams picked by an expert panel to develop their ideas with the support of professional designers.
These 10 teams will now have their ideas and films documenting their progress shown in the Overgate shopping centre.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s launch, centre manager Malcolm Angus said: “Overgate is delighted to be providing a high-traffic platform to host such a fantastic initiative which has seen every local authority school in Dundee and Angus participate in the pilot project.
“The exhibition promises to be unique, educational and exciting as the countdown to the opening of V&A Dundee approaches.”