We welcomed our special friends from the Royal Institute of British Architects into our fantastic new Michael Faraday building this week. Having been nominated for an architectural award, RIBA were here to judge the remarkable new building, and hopefully award a much-deserved prize. A group of our Year 6 pupils showed the visitors around, with questions being asked by both RIBA and the pupils.
This special architectural visit also coincided with a visit to Michael Faraday from our friends from the nearby International Community School. The ICS Year 3 pupils are working on a school project all about designing and building the perfect school – what better place for a visit than Michael Faraday!
A group of our own Year 3 pupils worked alongside our guests. We researched and explored the social history of the old Michael Faraday building by looking at a number of historical documents. These included the original architectural plans, old school photos, and even the old punishment book from the Victorian West Moorland School, a predecessor of Michael Faraday! You can find out more about this collaboration in the video above.
Our guests from RIBA departed, looking suitably impressed with what they had seen. Our friends from ICS left with many ideas to help them with their own building project. You can hear more about the RIBA visit in the podcast below.