Architecture Workshops - Nationwide
Areas served:South East, London, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland, South West
PO Box 217, Cambridge, CB4 1EA
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Art and Design | Team Building | School Workshops | Science | Mathematics | History | Geography | Engineering | Drama / Performing Arts | Design and Technology | Citizenship | Architecture
What are our Workshops like?
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.
What makes us a great choice?
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.
England and Wales, (7 days a week).
Group Sizes Catered 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
Photography, Filming & Audio 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.
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.
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.
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Bookings taken during the current academic year for the following year will be charged at this year rates.