Year 4, 5 and 6 Visit the Royal Institute of British Architects

7th October 2022

As part of our Art curriculum, Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils visited the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Founded as the Institute of British Architects in London in 1834, students explored architecture in RIBA’s iconic London headquarters, 66 Portland Place. Prior to our visit, Year 4 children have been looking at famous buildings and spent time sketching detailed drawings in their Art lessons, and the RIBA Learning team supported RGS pupils in putting their work into action by taking on plan, section and elevation drawings, as well as some fantastic architectural model-making. Year 5 and 6 were shown examples of drawings and photos that display one point perspective. They then created a city skyline from the ground view level following and adding sections of the colour wheel of art.

Students really enjoyed their time at the RIBA and came away with a greater appreciation of the work and technical skill that goes into being an architect. Perhaps we have the next Sir Christopher Wren or Zaha Hadid in our midst!