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Design the Skyline

Challenge your class to design London’s future skyline, at Tower Bridge!

Design the Skyline

Enjoy a guided tour of Tower Bridge with your class and let your pupils take on the role of architects and structural engineers!

In this workshop, pupils will visit the high-level walkways to critically analyse the current London skyline before designing new landmarks using professional 3D design software, SketchUp.

Pupils will also be introduced to 3D printing and a 3D printed version of their design will be posted to them following the session, so you can recreate your pupils' imagined city in the classroom.

Capacity and availability

School workshops are for up to 30 pupils and available Monday to Friday 10.30 - 14.00 during term time.


£5 per child with adults in the required ratio for KS1 and KS2 visiting for free. Additional adults are £9.80 per ticket. Tower Bridge admission included in price.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers


  • Computing
  • Structures

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Evaluating

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

Good for a career in...

  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Environment
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