All Architects in Residence projects use local architecture as a starting point. Learning through architecture is an exciting way of encouraging students' natural curiosity, stimulating their creativity and inspiring them with future career possibilities. It provides a perfect vehicle for cross curricular learning in maths, history, geography and the arts. Using architecture for a school based project offers students an opportunity to develop skills in:
- working with others
- creative thinking
- problem solving
- applying their knowledge of curricular subjects
- information technology
'The project gave the children a context for learning - rather than learning maths to develop our numeracy ability, the project allowed the children to see a purpose of their calculations (which is hugely important to their motivation and focus).'
Kathryn Ellis, Year 6 Teacher, Tower Bridge Primary School