Schools

From inspirational gallery visits to virtual sessions, online resources to teacher events, the V&A is the place for creative learning.

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Webinars

Webinars

Join us as expert speakers share information about their careers and current practice. Our webinars feature creatives working within a diverse range of industries, including fashion designers, scientists, artists, performers, curators and more.

Webinars can be viewed by multiple classes and give students the chance to look at the world of future opportunities available to them – all through the lens of design.

In-person workshops

In-person workshops

Unlock the V&A's collections using modern design skills. Enrich your visit with a choice of 1.5 hour facilitated workshops on one of the following themes:

  • Pattern, Shape and Me (KS1 – 2)
  • Design Iteration and Prototyping (KS2 – 3)
  • Fashion Conscience (KS3 – 5)
  • Design for Change (KS4 – 5)
Resources

Resources

We can support your teaching with our fantastic online resources – including the new Explore the Collections online search tool which features amazing objects to use in the classroom to support the curriculum.

Our YouTube channel has a wealth of short films filled with artist and designer interviews, Object in Focus films and exhibitions.

Download our free resources to inspire learning across the curriculum.

V&A Innovate

V&A Innovate

V&A Innovate is a teachers' resource hub and annual National Schools Challenge, asking students in years 7, 8 and 9 to work in teams to design a solution to a real-world problem.

Combining the shared knowledge of today's leading designers with our world-leading collections, this Key Stage 3 initiative will energise the next generation of creative, thoughtful and change-making young innovators.

Self-guided visits

Self-guided visits

From fashion and jewellery, to ceramics and architecture, a visit to the V&A offers inspiring learning opportunities for your students right across the curriculum.

All self-guided visits must be booked in advance. Three weeks' notice is required for visits. To request a self-guided school group visit please complete a booking request form.

In advance of your visit:

If you have any questions or need help planning a visit, please contact us at schools@vam.ac.uk

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