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RIBA National Schools Programme

First nationwide architecture schools programme

Helping children explore and understand the built environment

Architecture Adventures

RIBA Learning is very excited to announce its brand new Key Stage one and two storytelling sessions that explore the extraordinary history of RIBA.

This free storytelling session aims to introduce primary school pupils to what architecture is, the extraordinary history of the Royal Institute of Architecture, and its remarkable home, 66 Portland Place.

Schools can take part in these sessions on the following dates:

  • October 16, 2024
  • November 13, 2024
  • December 18, 2024
  • January 15, 2025
  • February 12, 2025
  • March 12, 2025

Session times are 10.30am to 11.30am and midday to 1pm.

RIBA can provide a free lunch space before or after workshops.

To book your visit please email:

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New film for Key Stage 3 and 4 students

Discover our brand-new film for Key Stage 3 and 4 students to explore climate change and the built environment. Featuring exemplary designs and architecture professionals, this film provides inspiration as to how we can tackle the climate crisis through design and innovation, so that together we can build a better, more sustainable future for us all.

Find out more about how to use our Building the Future film in your classroom.

RIBA National Schools Programme

The Royal Institute of British Architects National Schools Programme aims to help children explore and understand the built environment: its impact on people and communities; how it is shaped and developed; and why good design is important. It empowers children to develop their thoughts on architecture and make their voice heard in the debate.

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Supporters of the RIBA National Schools Programme

RIBA is a charity and relies on funding to run its National Schools Programme. Funding from trusts, foundations and donors enables our workshops to be free for schools. 

We are very grateful to the following supporters:

  • Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Ernest Cook Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Kirby Laing Foundation
  • Old Possum’s Practical Trust
  • Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851
  • The Sackler Trust
  • All practices signed up to the Future Architects Pledge
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