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Monday, 11 October 2010

Kilburn Grange Adventure Playground wins international Children's Making Space Award

We are delighted that Kilburn Grange adventure Playground has won this international award, given every 5 years. We are especially pleased because it is awarded by children - the very people the project was conceived with and for.

More soon on the judging process and hopefully a link to the film the children's jury made about the selection process, which outlines their criteria for a successful project for young people.

For more pictures of Kilburn Grange please see our Exploring adventure Flickr feed on the right of this page

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Lord Mayor's Show 2010

Following the success of the show last year, the City Bridge Trust has again asked the Building Exploratory to commission a float for the 2010 Lord Mayor's Show. This years float will be designed by innovative furniture designers Freshwest.

In addition, year 5 and 6 students from Christchurch CE Primary School on Brick Lane recently began a programme of exciting and inspiring learning activities, which will culminate in a specially choreographed dance to accompany the float through the streets of the City of London. Through model making with Freshwest, learning Circus Skills with Circus Space, creating dance moves with Akademi Dance Company and a trip along the river Thames, the children will learn about the history, design and construction of the city's bridges.

Friday, 1 October 2010

The Big Draw and The Story of London @ the Geffrye Museum

On Saturday the 2nd October children of all ages and their families celebrated The Big Draw and The Story of London with a series of workshops at the Geffrye Museum. Families flocked to the artist-led Fantastical Houses workshops, in which participants experimented with unusual drawing techniques to create futuristic eco-homes.

In a separate activity for teenagers, young people created 3D models of environmentally freindly buildings inspired by Hackney's unique built environment.