What is it?
The scheme is available for classes from KS1 to KS5, including those with SEND, and aims to engage students with basic architectural skills and knowledge in a fun and creative way. Workshops are led by professional architects known as Architecture Ambassadors, who
will work with teachers to develop a flexible programme that can enhance understanding of a particular subject, or be developed as cross curriculum topic that uses STEAM learning.
Workshops will be tailored to a school and their time availability; they can be a one off 2 hour session, or a regular time slot across several weeks. When it is an extended project the architect usually comes in for the first and last workshop, giving support
to the teachers in between. An Architecture Ambassador can work with a class of up to 30 students, but often will team up with other architects, so they can work with a whole year group at the same time. Teachers will need to attend a 1.5 hour introduction
session one evening at the beginning of Autumn where they will meet their Architecture Ambassador before delivery.
For project based learning the programme can be used to support the topic of the term e.g. Victorians, Space, Ancient Egypt. It can also be more curriculum focussed to cover;
- Science (physics)
- Art & Design
- Design Technology
- Local Area Study (Primary Level)
In addition students will develop skills such as communication, teamwork, visual literacy, dexterity and critical thinking.
For more information please contact Katy Wade, RIBA Schools Programme Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Learning Team 0207 580 5533.