Worldwide research has demonstrated the influence of bad acoustic conditions inside primary schools on pupils’ learning and achievements and on teachers’ stress. It has been also demonstrated that noise levels during school activities can be over 75 dB(A).
Although the lack of sound insulation and sound absorbing units is of main concern for the phenomena, social and environmental context of the school can have also a dominant effect.
In this paper are presented the results of a pilot study named “Sshh…school” conducted in two schools located in different places (a strongly urbanized area and a small village).
The pilot study had the aim to sensitize all school actors (management, teachers, parents, pupils) to the problem and to find together the possible remedies to control it.
Among others the effects of an information and instruction campaign and the introduction of friendly shared and sustainable absorbing materials were investigated.
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