Build Your Own Pavilion

Teachers’ Resources

Ideas for creative lesson plans

Teach your students about architecture and the built environment – download our print-friendly Teachers’ Resources and run Build Your Own Pavilion workshops in your classroom!

Build Your Own Pavilion Resources Lesson Plans preview

Our free teachers’ resources provide a framework that will take you from exploring ideas around public space through to creating small scale architectural models. There’s ideas for lesson plans for up to 7 weeks, but it can be easily adapted to complete the project in as few as 3 lessons or you can even extend it to a full term project.

Activities Include

  • Field visit activities to identify and evaluate public spaces in your neighbourhood
  • Collaborative mapping activity ideas
  • Sketching activities
  • A user-centred 3D design brief
  • Group discussion prompts for peer-evaluation
  • Experiment with a variety of modelling materials
  • Introduction to 3D CAD design
  • Ideas for students to present their designs
  • Find out about amazing public spaces around the world
  • Share your designs with the Build Your Own Pavilion community

Age Range

We’ve designed these lesson plans with children aged 8-16 in mind, but all sections can also be expanded or edited according to your group’s needs and abilities.

Build Your Own Pavilion Resources Lesson Plans preview

Curriculum Links

Take a look at the curriculum links page for ideas to link this project to the national curriculum in art, design and technology, geography and citizenship across KS2, KS3 and KS4.