Architecture Workshops Hands On STEM & STEAM Workshops For KS2
Our KS 2 workshops develop pupils Fine and Gross Motor Skills as part of a wider remit to enable Teamwork, Creativity, Problem Solving, Higher Order Thinking and Growth Mindset.
Architecture Workshops have been running hands-on cross-curricular workshops, in schools for all Key stages and Abilities since 1996. Our workshops experiences are the best your students are ever likley to be involved in and something that will stay with them throughout their educational life. All the workshops involve STEM subjects to different degrees, challenging, enthralling and educating in equal measure. The materials we use are simple, just dowel and rubber bands with which we instruct the students to fashion many varied and wonderous building models, structures and sculptures. Utilising problem solving, teamwork and resilience students build their self esteem, as the structures grow.
All workshops need to take place in the school dining hall, gym or sports hall. All the structure are dismantled as part of the workshop experience, so we are able to be out of dining halls in time for the catering staff to put out tables.
Our workshops are divided into 3 categories:
History & Humaniy workshops are focused topic learning. Presenter led pupils work individually in teams and altogether to create huge models of significant pices of architecture or structures; eg Egyptian Pyramid; Mayan Temple; Greek Parthenon; Tudor Globe Theatre; Victorian Crystal Palace; Taj Mahal; Dome of The Rock; Ely Cathedral.
STEM workshops, are presenter led, but contain significantly more Science, Maths and Engineering and problem solving, including all our Fairground rides; Ferris Wheel; Roller Coaster and Helter Skelter. Geodesic Structures, Stadium Structures.
STE(A)M workshops are Design & Make exercises involving a Teamwork, Creativity and Self Analysis as well as containing all elements of STEAM These include Art & Sculpture; Bridges, Maths & Design; Habitat & Shelters; Skyscrapers; Olympic Sculptures and are perfect challenge opportunities. These workshops are particularly good to promote Problem Solving, Teamwork, Creativity and Resilence.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||27 November 2017|
|Last modified||15 October 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Design skills, Engineering, Mathematics, Personal development, Science, Physics, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
Fees Are Per Day, Inclusive Of Materials & Travel. We Offer Discounts For Multiple Days Of Bookings, Taken Within The Same Academic Year & Are VAT Exempt
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