Following a successful pilot, the RIBA are proud to launch its National Schools Programme: the first nationwide architectural learning programme for schoolchildren. The programme creates partnerships between schools and architecture professionals, who become RIBA Architecture Ambassadors, volunteering their time to deliver creative, curriculum-linked workshops for children aged 4-18 years.
The 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 have an opinion on architecture and make their voice heard in the debate.
The programme operates in two ways:
- Architecture Ambassador partnerships that bring together schools and architecture professionals for in-depth, curriculum-linked projects in school
- Interactive workshops exploring architecture and our exhibitions in the RIBA’s iconic home, 66 Portland Place