News / A new pyramid for Pharaoh

Rachel has been working alongside Year 5/6 teachers at St Oswald’s School in Fulford to deliver a short project engaging schoolchildren in architecture.

As part of the RIBA Architecture Ambassadors scheme, Rachel encouraged the pupils to think about why buildings may have been designed in a certain way, thinking about materials, what different buildings are used for, and what messages they send.

Year 5/6 have been learning about Ancient Egypt this term, so the workshop was delivered to fit in with this topic, looking at Ancient Egyptian architecture – including, of course, the pyramids!

Over the next couple of weeks, the schoolchildren will be working in groups to design a new pyramid for Pharaoh, producing drawings and models to communicate their ideas.

Rachel will be back at the school in a couple of weeks to see their pyramids and help choose the best ones – the most imaginatively designed as well as the most well built and structurally stable! Given the level of creativity they were showing in the initial session this week, she is expecting to see some amazing pyramids at the end of the project!