V&A Schools Live Primary Make-Along: Explore, build, play!

Join an architect in this fun online session and take part in hands-on designing activities inspired by the exhibition, Tropical Modernism. Suitable for Key Stage 2.

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  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024

  • Online

  • Schools

    Suitable for Key Stage 2 (7 – 11 year olds)

  • Free event

Be guided through a series of simple hands-on activities inspired by architecture and designs on display in our latest exhibition, Tropical Modern. The session will inspire play, creativity, experimentation and participation.

Tropical Modernism was an architectural style developed in the hot, humid conditions of West Africa in the 1940s. After independence, India and Ghana adopted the style as a symbol of modernity and progressiveness, distinct from colonial culture.

This webinar will be streamed live to multiple schools and feature an opportunity for students and teachers to find out more about what it is like to be an architect.

To make-along with this webinar, students will need some simple materials. You will be sent full details after your register for the event.

Please note – teachers must remain with their students at all times during the session. Please ensure that children are supervised carefully during the making activity.

Please book using your schools email. Once booked, you will receive an automated email to confirm that we have received your booking. You will receive an email via V&A Schools Zoom with your joining link and any supporting information, including materials and equipment required at least 1 day before ethe event. If you have any queries, please get in touch on schools@vam.ac.uk

Header image: Film still of Unity Hall, KNUST, Kumasi by John Owuso Addo and Miro Marasović - for 'Tropical Modernism – Architecture and Independence' © Victoria and Albert Museum, London