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Architecture Ambassador partnerships: for teachers

Would you like to work in partnership with a passionate architecture professional to bring real life context to the curriculum to the classroom through creative architecture workshops?

RIBA Architecture Ambassadors are trained by the Royal Institute of British Architects Learning team on how to deliver exciting, hands-on architectural learning activities to a range of age groups.

Girls travelling under boards as part of the Architectural Ambassadors programme © Periscope

Supported by the Royal Institute of British Architects Learning team, the project begins with collaborative planning between you and the RIBA Architecture Ambassador, where your collective experience from both the classroom and the creative industry informs and enriches the project.

Design briefs can vary from exploring the school site and designing alternative futures, exploring history, geography, to creating spaces from children's literature. Our programme aims to enable incredible learning experiences using minimal resources.

The National Schools Programme targets different geographical areas each term. To apply please complete the registration form below for your area.

If you are outside of these areas but would like to take part in the future, please email learning@riba.org.

Registration now open

We are looking for schools in Coventry, Wales, Plymouth and London to take part in the Architecture Ambassadors programme and/or our digital Architects Connect programme.

To stay up to date with our schools programming, please sign up to the RIBA’s National Schools Programme newsletter for teachers.

Summer 2021

London

We are recruiting schools from across London to take part in the Architecture Ambassadors programme. Sign up to register your school.

Autumn 2021

Coventry

We are looking for 15 schools to take part in workshops as part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture programme. All schools who register will be considered, although we are particularly keen to reach schools in the following areas:

  • St Michaels
  • Foleshill
  • Longford
  • Henley
  • Binley and Willenhall
  • Woodlands
  • Westwood

Register your school.

Wales

We are introducing Architecture Ambassadors to Wales. Please check back for more details about how to register, or email learning@riba.org so we can send you information as soon as it's available.

Plymouth

We are recruiting five schools to take part in digital Architects Connect workshops. Please email learning@riba.org to register your interest.

London

We are recruiting schools from across London to take part in the Architecture Ambassadors programme. Register your school.

Why take part as a school?

Canan Ahmet at Rokesly Junior School

Canan Ahmet at Rokesly Junior School says:

"The RIBA National Schools Programme is run by a team of passionate, professional, creative and inspiring individuals who care about architecture as well as all the children they have inspired along the way.

Working with a team of talented architects, as well as RIBA, has ensured that our children are able to develop life skills, such as team work, solving a brief, problem solving and communication.

The programme raises aspirations and creates new and broader pathways into the profession for the architects of tomorrow. We are truly grateful for the wonderful programme RIBA has developed and we hope that we can continue to take part in the future!"

The National Schools Programme Architecture Ambassador partnerships are free for all schools thanks to the dedication of our Architecture Ambassadors who volunteer their time and creativity in order to engage children and young people in architecture.

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