After seeing dozens of "dreadful" plastic chairs and "uncomfortable" wooden alternatives, Ms Lunnon decided to have chairs specially designed. A wooden prototype with a forward-sloping seat and curved back support was approved. The school now has 260 in two heights.
"Although these chairs are rather expensive - pounds 25 each compared with pounds 10 for plastic, it is a worthwhile investment," she says. "The children no longer get backache and they don't fidget like they used to. They have really helped with concentration."
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