Region: South West South East Greater London East of England East Midlands West Midlands Yorkshire North West North East Wales Scotland

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: School Workshops

Address: PO Box 217 , Cambridge, CB4 1EA

Contact: 01223 365 378



Architecture Workshops has been established as an Unincorporated Association for the purposes of educating all ages about Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.  The workshops are hands-on fun educational activities for all Key Stages and abilities. Designed to enhance the national curriculum and to communicate the art and experience of architecture, art, and design.

Why is your Outreach Workshops great for educational needs?

Architecture Workshops help resource the school curriculum by providing pupils with insight into why and how things are the way they are. In the workshop, the quest for understanding the world around us is a shared experience between workshop presenter 'animateur' and the pupils.

Visualising, designing, creating, calculating and analysing are presented through practical activities. Pupils enjoy and learn about the real world through 'learning by doing', self teaching and communicating to others.

What does a typical school educational outreach or Workshop service include?

Primary Schools: 4 -5 hours of hands-on workshops, can be different workshops and different Key Stages throughout the day, KS2 workshops are 2 hrs KS1 1hr

Secondary Schools: 4 -5 hours of hands-on workshops, can be different workshops and different Key Stages throughout the day. We tailor workshops to suit the students and can run workshops to suit the school timetable. We are as flexible as you need us to be.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

Reception; 16 in 45 minutes
KS1; 30 in 60 or 120 minutes
KS2; 30 in 60 minutes 45 in 120 minutes
KS3, KS4 KS5; 30 in 60 minutes, 30 in 90 minutes, 40 in 120 minutes

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Photos may be taken, but video is strictly prohibited without prior written consent and a copyright form being signed. All workshops are delivered under copyright.

What is your process for taking bookings?

Email and Phone.

What is the cost?

Primary £400

Secondary £440

We are VAT exempt and generally make no mileage or accommodation charge.

Discounts are given for multiple days of bookings, which do not have to be consecutive, just in same academic year. We also discount for school cluster bookings.

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Do you have any testimonials from previous customers?

Richard Nichols (Wednesday, September 12 2012)

On Tuesday 15th of May, the Maths Department at Kings’ School, Winchester, hosted an architectural bridge making workshop for Year 7 pupils. The aim was to challenge pupils and allow them to devise creative solutions to practical problems, while applying some of the mathematical skills they have learned in class.

The instructor led two sessions, teaching pupils the skills and techniques which would be later put to the test. Pupils were individually set the task of creating a triangular based pyramid as a small starter to the workshop. Having successfully completed the objective, pupils were divided into small groups and set to create a bridge using just thin sticks and rubber bands. “One of the most important parts to bridge building is ensuring that every square is triangulated to strengthen the structure and prevent it from collapsing,” explained one pupil, whilst another said, “I have had so much fun!”. Each group used a different aspect of bridges resulting in a huge variety of models, each with the same basic equipment. Overall, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the challenge, inspiring many pupils to consider architecture as a future career.

Where geographically will you visit?

England and Wales, (7 days a week).

 Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Bookings taken during the current academic year for the following year will be charged at this year rates.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Citizenship Design and Technology Drama Engineering Geography History Mathematics Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Who Visits Who?: We visit you