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RIBA National Schools Programme

First nationwide architecture schools programme

Helping children explore and understand the built environment

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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Window design competition for schools

The RIBA has launched a design competition for students across Warwickshire. Part of an initiative called The Show Windows which sees artists, designers and architects transform the shop windows of Coventry, teachers should submit students' designs that are created around a set theme. The winning entry will be turned into a real-life display by an architect. Find out more about the competition.

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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