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RIBA National Schools Programme

First nationwide architecture schools programme

Helping children explore and understand the built environment

Architecture Adventures

A free storytelling session exploring the extraordinary history of the Royal Institute of British Architects for Key Stage One pupils.

This free storytelling session is aimed at introducing reception, year one and two pupils to what architecture is, what the Royal Institute of British Architects is and the extraordinary history of the organisation and its remarkable home, 66 Portland Place in London.

We are currently revising dates for 2024, please check back soon.

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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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