Schools

The Tower Bridge Schools programme has been adapted so that we can continue to engage pupils with all the fantastic learning opportunities the Bridge has to offer, safely and accessibly.

Our specially designed free virtual workshops, delivered by our experienced Learning team, bring the science and history of the Bridge to life, encouraging pupils to test their problem-solving and enquiry skills.

Update - May 2021

Our new topic-based Key Stage 2 resources, featuring films, worksheets and activities will enhance your topic-based teaching, whether you are studying bridges, rivers, London or icons, and cover STEM, history and literacy areas of the curriculum. 

Self-guided visits are now booking from 17th May. Our virtual workshops are a great way to enhance the impact of your visit, either in preparation or as consolidation.

For programme updates and the latest on the resumption of onsite workshops, email learning@towerbridge.org.uk to sign up to our Schools newsletter.

Visits fund

The Culture Mile School Visits Fund may be able to support your visit to Tower Bridge.

This fund provides grants of up to £600 towards the cost of admission, transport and teacher cover.

pupil looks out of Tower Bridge's high level walkways window

Self-guided visits

We are now taking bookings for self-guided school visits, from 17th May.

We have a range of resources to support your planning and teaching, including our Teacher Packs for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, which provide useful information for teachers, engaging activities, a recommended route, historical background and explanations of scientific processes.

And of course, our free virtual workshops provide a fantastic way to prepare for or consolidate your visit, as do our digital topic resources. You can find out more about both below.

To book a self-guided visit, simply email bookings@towerbridge.org.uk.

Virtual workshops

We are excited to offer a range of specially-developed workshops which make the most of what digital delivery has to offer. These are offered free of charge, and are facilitated by our skilled and experienced Learning team. Why not book a virtual workshop to complement your self-guided visit?

Raise Tower Bridge with Scratch!

This virtual workshop puts KS2 pupils in control of raising our famous roadway, sharpening their coding skills as they do so.

The Victorian Engine Rooms Challenge

Perfect for KS1 or KS2, this virtual workshop follows the attempts of the hapless Arthur to fix Tower Bridge so that it can avoid disaster and open in time for the approaching ship. Can your pupils help Arthur to fix the Bridge?

Rosie Revere, Engineer!

We can support your delivery of this specially-developed Literacy learning sequence for KS1 with virtual Q&As for your pupils.

Bridge Builders

In this virtual workshop suitable for KS1 and KS2, pupils will complete a hands-on bridge building experiment and discover why Tower Bridge is so strong.

Virtual Q&A

We can offer live or pre-recorded Q&A sessions with your class, and are happy to explore how we can best support your teaching needs.  

Email learning@towerbridge.org.uk to discuss how we can help.

Black and white image of vessels queuing to pass through Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge topic resources

New for 2021!

Through a lively mixture of films and worksheets, Key Stage 2 pupils will discover why Tower Bridge was needed, how it was constructed, and how it works. 

These cross-curricular digital resources, embracing STEM, literacy, history and art, support topic-based work, whether your class is studying bridges, rivers, London or icons.

School tour

SEND

Though onsite workshops are not possible at the moment, our experienced team is keen to support you in your teaching.

We want to hear from you, so that we can work together to offer a virtual session which meets your teaching and learning needs. Email the team at learning@towerbridge.org.uk to get in touch and start a conversation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please get in touch with the Learning team at learning@towerbridge.org.uk

When will facilitated school visits resume?

Facilitated onsite workshops will recommence in September 2021. You can book now by contacting our Learning team on learning@towerbridge.org.uk

Until then, our virtual workshops provide a fantastic enhancement to your self-guided school visit.