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MAP - Educational Timeline


Marine Academy Plymouth


Interior Graphics Project


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Marine Academy Plymouth is a state-funded specialist secondary school that is joint sponsored by Plymouth University, Cornwall College and Plymouth City Council. It is an all-through school offering an education path for nursery aged childen right through to sixth form.

MAP is an innovative, progressive and ambitious school. It's modern architectural design offers bright, colourful and light interior spaces. A series of large scale graphics adorn the walls and corridors of the school communal areas.


The literacy and numeracy classrooms are arranged off a single 35metre long corridor. A bland white wall space was transformed by the addition of an educational, historical timeline, spanning 3000 years - from 1000BC to 2050AD.

A carefully calculated and modular design was developed with each 'square block' representing 10 years. Light-hearted and interesting 'facts' - specifically relating to numeracy and literacy - were interspersed with eight large graphic 'realisations' of key dates throughout history. A range of graphic treatments were deliberately employed, to inspire and engage the students.

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