Walhampton Preparatory School is an independent boarding school for boys and girls, situated in the hamlet of Walhampton, near Lymington. They work hard to provide a caring atmosphere that makes settling into boarding a gentle process, providing comfortable and spacious shared rooms, with stunning sights across the region with views of the Solent and the New Forest.
The marketing team at Walhampton, approached Recognition to design their exhibition stand for the London Independent Schools Show 2018.
The brief was to reflect their high standards of boarding, provide a welcoming atmosphere and have space to store information materials to be given out across the weekend.
We decided to create a stand based one of their actual boarding dormitories, to the exact same size and style. This way, future pupils and their parents could see the just how luxurious the rooms can be, providing a real ‘home from home’ feel.
Several items of furniture used in the boarding dormitories were assembled in the stand, such as; a bunk bed, desk and storage units along with smaller accessories and furnishings. This gave the stand a warm and cosy atmosphere, inviting visitors to come in and explore the layout and see how well their children would be accommodated.
The pinboard of photographs, wall graphics and television presentation were then used to provide an insight into the schools teaching programmes, available activities and beautiful location.
Leaflets, brochures and bags, could then be placed within the room, in ways that were not so obvious to the eye; as literature on the desk, under-bed storage and within the vintage baskets, thus allowing staff to retrieve these when required or as visitors explored.
We were incredibly proud of how this stand looked and received some fantastic feedback from the client.