Tower Bridge: A Capital Idea!
KS 1 - 4
Using Tower Bridge Exhibition’s impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms, the learning team will lead activities to tell the Bridge’s story, in engaging and interactive ways.
Duration: 1hr 30
Crunching codes and raising roads
KS2 and 3: Science, ICT, History, D&T, STEM
Discover the inner workings of this iconic structure, from Victorian steam power to modern day electronics. Students will gain an understanding of the Bridge’s engineering and modern day coding. The workshop culminates in students working together to raise the road of a miniature Tower Bridge!
Please note that the capacity of this workshop is 30 pupils per day.
Duration: 3 hr 30 including a facilitated tour of Tower Bridge
DESIGN THE SKYLINE
KS2 and 3 (years 5-9): D&T, STEM, Art, Geography
Challenge your class to design London’s future skyline. Taking on the role of architects, pupils will visit the high level walkways to critically analyse the current London skyline before designing new landmarks using professional 3D design software, SketchUp. Pupils will also be introduced to 3D printing and a 3D printed version of their design will be sent out to them following the session.
Duration: 3hr 30 including a tailored facilitated tour of Tower Bridge
A visit to Tower Bridge can be used in the classroom as inspiration and stimulus for a wide range of subjects.
Embed your visit to Tower Bridge into classroom learning with our fun and easy-to-implement activities in our pre- and post-visit resources pack.
If you would prefer a self-guided visit to Tower Bridge, a selection of activities are available in our Key Stage 2 pack.
How to book
Workshops and facilitated tours accommodate up to 30 children per session. Sessions must be booked and paid for a minimum of two weeks in advance and are included in the normal group rate.
GROUP VISIT PRICES
|Children ||£3.70 (up to 15 years old)|| |
|Special Offer:||UK primary schools are entitled to 1 adult FREE with every 10 children|
To book a workshop and for more information about your school visit, contact our Learning and Community Engagement team on +44 (0) 20 7940 8397 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
English as a Foreign Language
Recognised by students from around the world, Tower Bridge is uniquely positioned to act as the perfect starting point for a day trip to London.
Be it as part of a lesson plan using our free EFL Education Pack or just as a social activity for the weekend, Tower Bridge Exhibition and its amazing panoramic views of London offer an ideal way to introduce students to the Capital.