V&A Schools Webinar Live: Make-Along: Animal Architecture

Design and make your own home for your favourite animal in this hands-on make-along and learn the importance of protecting nature and the natural world. Suitable for Key Stage 2.

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  • Tuesday, 22 October 2024

  • Online

  • Schools

    Suitable for Key Stage 2

  • Free event

Join architects, Jack Cardno and Finbar Charleson of Sylva Studio in this live Make-Along. Students will learn about the importance of design that considers nature and wildlife in the context of climate change, inspired by the display by organisation Climate Change All Change, Imagining Tomorrow. In the session, students will make simple but playful structures, then use drawing to transform them into exciting homes for their favourite animals. All list of materials and equipment required for the session will be emailed to teachers ahead of the event.

Climate Change All Change is a charity established to introduce design within early learning as a crucial tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Sylva Studio was founded in 2021 by Finbar and Jack to combine diverse skills in architecture, furniture, landscape and ecology to offer research driven design for ambitious institutions and individuals. The studio is nomadic, seeing regenerative design as a global problem requiring local solutions.

The session will support the following components of the KS2 National Curriculum –

Year 4 programme of study - Living things and their habitats:
· recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Design & Technology
· use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
· generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

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: © Sylva Studio