22 November 2017

What's your engaging place?

By Engaging Places | 9 October 2014
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Help the website grow – we want to hear about what makes your town or neighbourhood unique. On the Engaging Places website you’ll find lots of resources to help you use buildings and places for teaching and learning. And there’s plenty of room for more.

Photo of Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol © ktvyeow (flickr.com)

Send in details, images or practical activities to do with inspiring buildings and places near you. How do you use them in your teaching? Or how could they be used?

What’s unique about your place?
You and your class might decide to write about a building – your local town hall, sacred space, museum, grand house, shop, library, cinema, theatre, or somewhere you eat. Or choose something completely different - a local street, green space, a piece of public art, playground or town square.

Think about the design and features that make the location distinctive, how it has been created and how it has changed over time. You and your class could:

  • do some research at the location
  • get in a local expert to help out
  • go to a local library to find out more
  • interview people who have lived in the area for a long time
  • contact the architects or builders
  • create learning resources (a booklet, activities, displays).
Photo of four students in an open space

Bradfield school students visiting Sheffield city centre © Steve Hall Photography

How old is your school?
We’re also interested in the history of your school buildings. You might be in a very new school, a very old one, or something in between.

Tell us about it - the design, how the spaces are used, how it was developed, how it relates to the community, what atmosphere it creates or how the school building itself is used for teaching and learning.

If you’re undergoing a new school build or refurbishment tell us about the process. How have students engaged with this?

Submit something today
Email your contributions to Engaging Places

Please write between 200 and 500 words and don’t forget your images. (When supplying images please make sure you have consent forms for images of students.)

There’s no limit to the number of contributions you can send in.

We look forward to reading about your favourite place!

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