On Thursday 11 May 2017 LOM took thirty enthusiastic students from Brazil Class, Northwold Primary School, in Hackney, to visit a contemporary workplace in east London. The school trip to the White Chapel Building was part of Open-City’s annual Architecture in Schools: Primary Programme that aims to ignite children’s curiosity in their built environment. Maliha, Silvia and Kim, architects from LOM, helped the class learn about materials, structure and building uses through hands-on activities.
This year Open-City, London’s architecture charity, has set the children a brief to design their dream city neighbourhood and we are looking forward to helping the class turn their ideas into 3D models for an inter-school competition. The annual programme runs during the summer term for 8 to 11 year olds. Architecture practices are teamed up with schools to work on a project brief to teach pupils about the built environment and learn key skills in design and technology, maths and science. The programme includes a building exploration visit and class room model making workshop.
Last year over 700 pupils from 18 London wide schools participated, partnering with over 60 architects and built environment professionals.
Thank you to the White Chapel Building and Derwent London for hosting our visit.
Find out more about Open-City Architecture in Schools.