Home Educators

Whilst Tower Bridge is currently closed to visitors, we can still support your home schooling.

Book onto our new virtual sessions for home schoolers, Raise Tower Bridge with Scratch! and Why does Tower Bridge Open? which support learning in coding, history and geography.

And don't miss our newly developed digital resources which provide an engaging, fun and informative exploration of the why, how and who of Tower Bridge.

To sign up to our Home Ed mailing list please email learning@towerbridge.org.uk

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Raise Tower Bridge with Scratch!

This new, specially-designed virtual session includes a live 20-minute introduction to Tower Bridge and its engineering by a member of the Learning team, followed by a 45-minute self-led activity on writing and debugging code to control an animation of Tower Bridge using Scratch.

The Scratch activity is supported by instructional films for pupils, and written notes for the adult.

 

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Why does Tower Bridge open?

This new virtual session includes a live 15-minute introduction to Tower Bridge and its history  by a member of the Learning team, followed by a 15-minute self-led geography activity looking for objects from around the world in your own homes.

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The Victorian Thames

This workshop is for children aged 7 - 11 years old and links to History (local history) and Geography (human geography)

Looking closely at the unique circumstances necessitating Tower Bridge’s construction, students will gain an understanding of the Pool of London, as it was in 1894. They will be encouraged to use a range of historical sources to uncover the interdependent relationship between the Thames, international trade, and the extraordinary evolution of this area of London in the nineteenth century.

Currently unavailable.

Making stop motion animations

Jumping Buses

This workshop is for children aged 6 - 8 years old and links to Literacy, History and ICT.

Discover the true story of the bus that jumped Tower Bridge, practice comprehension skills and make stop motion films to take home.

Currently unavailable.

Design the Skyline

Design the Skyline

This workshop is for children aged 9 - 15 years old and links to D&T, STEM, Art, Geography.

Challenge your child to design London’s future skyline. Taking on the role of architects, children will visit the high level walkways to critically analyse the current London skyline before designing new landmarks using professional 3D design software, SketchUp.

Students will also be introduced to 3D printing and a 3D printed version of their design will be sent out to them following the session.

Currently unavailable.

Frequently asked questions

Can my child attend alone?

No, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We hope that this helps to embed the visit into your learning at home.

Can a younger sibling attend too?

Unfortunately it is not possible for siblings outside of the age range to attend the day.

Can I buy food/drink onsite or leave at lunchtime to buy lunch?

There isn’t an opportunity to buy lunch during the day. Please bring a packed lunch with you.