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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V&A Virtual Classroom

V&A Virtual Classroom

Connect your class to the V&A via Zoom with our live interactive sessions. Delivered by museum educators and professional designers, we bring objects and design to life virtually.

Sessions for Primary include V&A Voyage, Pattern & Maths and Design Explorers, while Secondary students can explore 20th-century design movements, zero-waste pattern design and design thinking.

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 to architecture, ceramics to jewellery, 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. To request a self-guided school group visit please complete a booking request form. Three weeks' notice is required for visits.

In advance of your visit, use our teachers' resources to plan activities. Read our visit guidelines for advice about booking, what to expect when you get here and COVID guidance. Our Health & Safety and risk identification information will help you complete your risk assessment ahead 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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