Building Explorers After-School Club
The Building Explorers is a weekly after school club that takes place on site at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Every school year twenty children from three local schools; Christopher Hatton Primary, St Clement Dane’s CE Primary School, and St George the Martyr CE Primary School - attend the club, for the whole school year.
We focus on architecture and the built environment, covering subjects such as megastructures, the orders of classical architecture and mapping our city as well as other topics that the children suggest themselves. Plus, every term we take a trip to somewhere exciting that the group may not have visisted before such as the Royal Courts of Justice, Tower Bridge and Crossrail.
At the club we aim to encourage the children acquire skills for life, such as a vocational interest in architecture as well as improved design, literacy and numeracy skills.
Now heading into our fifth academic year we've really enjoyed building relationships with local schools and encouraging a new young audience to visit the museum regularly.