A British school has become the first to try out special lighting that is designed to improve the performance of pupils by waking them up in the morning. Technology firm Philips has come up with blue-tinted light designed to wake children up and become more alert by affecting their internal body clock.
The School Vision lighting system comes with four different settings, each designed to effect the children in a subtly different way. The system is being tested at Epsom and Ewell High School in Surrey, the first place in the UK, to test the innovative approach.
The teacher is able to change the lighting throughout the day using a switch on the wall to suit what the children need.
The ‘Normal’ setting is for day-to-day classroom activities, while Energy gives a blue tint to the light to invigorate pupils when they need to be more active.