Schools and teachers

Past projects

Bridge Academy students on a fieldtrip to the Mapledene Estate

The RIBA worked with students in Hackney, London, to explore how their local area changed after WWII. Teachers' notes and resources from the project are online.


Architects in Residence

  • Key Stage 3

RIBA worked with Arts Inform, to create partnerships between architecture practices and schools - giving students the opportunity to work on architecture and design projects across different Key Stage 3 subjects, including: Art & Design, Design Technology and Mathematics. Arts Inform, are now closed due to Arts Council cuts. The programme worked with over 1000 children and around 50 practices around the UK and was extended to include a selection of primary schools.

How did our local area change after World War II?

  • Key Stages 3 and 4

A scheme of work, lesson plans, teachers' notes, presentations and student activity sheets to use in and outside the classroom to encourage students to learn about their local area. The downloadable resources were created as part of a joint project between the RIBA, Hackney Archives, the Building Exploratory and Bridge Academy, Hackney.


Greek Architecture in London 

  • Key Stage 5  

This downloadable teacher's resource guide outlines an A level study day developed and led by RIBA Library staff. As part of the study day, students visited 11 examples of Greek revival architecture across London on a journey modeled after the ancient Athenian Panathenaia, the great ritual procession to the Acropolis depicted on the Parthenon frieze. Sites include RIBA headquarters, the British Museum, University College London and St Pancras Church. Activities at each site are supported by images drawn from the Library collections.

If using this resource with your students but are unable to visit London and experience these sites first hand, you can take a virtual trip using images found on RIBApix or search RIBApix for images of Greek revival structures across Britain to structure their own study day.


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