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 four local schools; Christopher Hatton Primary, St Alban’s Primary School, St Clement Dane’s CE Primary School, and St George the Martyr CE Primary School - attend the club, for the whole school year.
The weekly workshops are delivered with support from freelance artists and our interns. 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.
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. We are very much enjoying building relationships with local schools, the local community and encouraging a new young audience to visit the museum regularly.