I am writing an assignment n display as part of my PGCE and would be grateful for any advice. My question is this: do children really take any notice of the displays in their classroom or is it more of a distraction than a benefit? I wonder if 'show-casing' should be restricted to communal areas and whether the displays in the classroom should involve more working walls (with a quick turnover of unmounted work and any key vocab, ideas, references etc) and just one or two large, interactive displays that are created with the children, at the start of a new topic with the aim of inspiring and reminding the children as they explore the topic further? I have seen a lot of cluttered wall space and the feedback I have had from children is that they find it confusing. Is there an argument for more clear walls and a calmer environment, especially if children don't really refer to the walls anyway? What would the implications be for the teacher's and TA's workload? I'd love to hear about any examples of successful - or unsuccessful - practice that you could share with me. Thanks!