Building blocks

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched its free National Schools Programme, a nationwide architectural learning initiative that partners schools with expert architects.

The companies volunteer their employees’ time to deliver bespoke, curriculum-linked workshops for children aged four to 18.

The aim is to help thousands of children to explore and understand the built environment, its impact on people and communities, how it is shaped and developed, and why good design is important.

The programme has been launched after a pilot worked with more than 200 schools in England and involved 349 of RIBA’s Architecture Ambassadors.

Pictured are pupils from Westbourne Primary School, who worked with Nimtim Architects during one of the workshops.

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