New buildings 'equal better behaviour'
New school buildings help reduce bad behaviour and improve children's self-esteem, a study has suggested. Eddie Edgerton, an environmental psychologist from the University of the West of Scotland, found new classrooms also encourage pupils to "engage" more with their classwork. Dr Edgerton presented his research at the British Psychological Society's annual conference last week. His study took place in central Scotland, where the local authority has recently completed a #163;100 million project to build six secondary schools.