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Hands-on, Cross Curricular activities for All Key Stages & abilities from Reception to Sixth Form, SEN to G+T Our work has been making learning fun for over 25 years We are Specialist in STEM activities Visual Aural Kinetic: Making The Complex Simple.
Hands-on, Cross Curricular activities for All Key Stages & abilitiesfrom Reception to Sixth Form, SEN to G+T Our work has been making learning fun for over 25 years  We are Specialist in STEM activities Visual Aural Kinetic: Making The Complex Simple.

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Architecture Workshops are hands-on fun educational activities for all Key Stages and abilities. Designed to enhance the national curriculum and to communicate the art and experience of architecture, art, and design. The workshops help resource the school curriculum by providing pupils with insight into why and how things are the way they are.

 

In the workshop, the quest for understanding the world around us is a shared experience between workshop presenter 'animateur' and the pupils. Visualising, designing, creating, calculating and analysing are presented through practical activities. Pupils enjoy and learn about the real world through 'learning by doing', self teaching and communicating to others.

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Christian Architecture: Ely Cathedral (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Pupils learn about European Christian Architecture in the middle ages through the construction of a classical structure representing Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire England. Pupils walk around their huge Cathedral and marvell at its Octagon “Lantern” centre whilst learning about its ancient history.



Egyptian: Pyramids (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

The Ancient Egyptians are explored through their Pyramid building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Pupils build small and giant pyramids and discuss the comparison of mass construction of stone pyramids with framework structures of today.

Fairgrounds:                                      

Three of the most popular fairground rides are explored through our creative hands-on approach to building. Designed in response to a request from Coleridge Primary School, Lonodn where all 3 workshops where a fantastic success.

Helter Skelter

Max Pupils; 45

These workshops always get pupils imagination pumpimg, whether a Ferris Wheel Helter Skelter or Roller Coaster

Ferris Wheel

Max Pupils; 30 (reduced numbers due to size of structure)

 

 

 

 

Roller Coaster

Max Pupils; 45

Geodesic Structures

Max Pupils; 45

Born in July 1895, Richard Buckminster Fuller was one of the world's first environmental activists. He came to the conclusion that humanity was using the Earth's resources faster than they were being replaced and coined the term 'ephemeralization', meaning to do more with less.

 

In this workshop pupils begin with building a large Tetrahedron, made from smaller tetrahedrons. This  intoduces the pupils to a 3d geometric shapes. Then the pupils make a series of penagons which are fixed together to form a dome. This is then repeated and the two doems are attached to form a complete sphere. If time allows an even large rdome is made that all the pupils can fi rinside.

Greco-Roman: Temple (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Pupils see how Classical Architecture has influenced the built environment using a combination of problem solving, and group work to construct a thrilling 2.5m high temple including columns, pediments and roof valleys. The workshop has either a Greek or Roman focus as required.

Hebrew Architecture:                          Temple Of Solomon (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

A building of significance to the Hebrew faith and one described in ancient writings. Pupils can experience an introductory understanding of the Hebrew faith through the construction of “Solomon’s Temple”.

Mayan Temples (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone.

Millennium Dome (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Deisgned to celebrate the new millennium, the Millennium Dome has become a treasured London Landmark and to think they were talking of pulling it down.

 

Pupils work individually in groups and altogether to construct a model large enough for the group to assemble within, demonstarting the amazing uniqueness of the suspension structure that make up the dome. The structure is held aloft by 4 hugh bananna truss masts towering 4m high

 

 

 

Millennium Bridges (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Deisgned in response to a request by The Millennium Bridge Commision in 2000 the workshop demonstrates the 'wobble' affect that caused the closure of the bridge soon after opening.

 

Pupils work individually in groups and altogether to construct a model up to 12m long of this uniquest of suspension bridges. The structure is held aloft by 8 pupils holding nothing more than the string which represets the suspension cables strung alongside the bridge, rather than from above as with a traditional suspension bridge.

 

 

 

If time and numbers allow it is possible for pupils to build a model of The York Millennium Bridge, which is a more traditional form of suspension bridge to contrast the two syles, in terms of aesthetics and engineering.

 

 

Indian Architecture: Taj Mahal (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

The Taj Mahal is leading example of Indian Architecture bringing together Mughal, Islamic and Hindu influences to celebrate the diversity of the Indian region of Agra.

Islamic Architecture:                            Dome Of The Rock (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Using the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem as the key example of an Islamic place of worship. The Dome of Rock is the oldest surviving example of Islamic architecture still in use today

Saxon Roundhouse (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

To fit in with the curriculum on Invaders and Settlers and complimenting our Viking Longship workshop. Pupils build a structure large enough for them to all occupy

Stadium Structures

Max Pupils; 45

Two Different Designs Basded On Manchester United's Old Trafford and Arsenela's Emirates Stadium

Tetra:                                                      1hr workshop with 30 KS 2 pupils Max.

A simple but great workshop using small Tetrahedrons to build a 2.5m tall one.

Tudor Galleon

Max Pupils; 45

Pupils work individually, in groups and altogether pupils build the huge skeletal structure of a Tudor man-o-war.

Tudor: Globe Theatre (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Pupils build structures individually and in groups, culminating with raising the roof of a giant model of London’s Globe Theatre standing 3 metres high. Pupils imagine a Tudor audience being entertained by Shakespearian special effects and considering the Tudor toilet facilities!

Victorian: Crystal Palace (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Learning about the mass production of the industrial revolution, pupil’s piece together building parts, they have previously made, to form one large single enclosure. Enacting a triumphal procession through the palace pupils imagine the Victorian wonders it would have held.

Viking: Longship (2hrs)

Max Pupils; 45

Pupils work individually and in groups as Vikings together to construct a Long Boat up to 12m in length, complete with sail and oars. Large enough for the whole group to sit in, they imagine navigating a passage around the Arctic Circle to North America, as the Vikings did, some 500 years before Columbus.

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