Temple Bar works with educational organisations, schools and colleges to encourage interest in the built environment, creating greater diversity in the industry.

Schools, colleges and educational organisations are invited to contact Grant Smith, Education and Outreach Officer about visits, workshops, or walks and talks aimed at student audiences. Programmes focus on the understanding of buildings, of the architecture and development of the City of London, architecture and the built environment as a career with a particular focus on how students from diverse backgrounds can access jobs in the industry. The programme is supported by members of the Architects’ Company who can provide mentoring to those in tertiary courses.

The Trust offers discounted space to learning managers in the City and work with the City Centre Learning Programme youth course to provide workshops for local school children. 

KS1 : Wren, Rebuilding and The Great Fire of London

This full day of inspirational learning (run in partnership with Wren300 and the Square Mile churches,) includes hands-on activities, storytelling, and a guided walk, helping pupils to experience their city with new eyes and develop new skills.

Children will explore the Great Fire – one of the most significant events in the history of their city, through the story of Sir Christopher Wren. You will visit both Temple Bar and St Martin Ludgate and admire the exterior of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Your budding architectural detectives will learn about Wren’s re-building of London, out of the smouldering ruins of the Fire, and consider what his impact is on the cityscape today.

Learning Objectives
Inspire curiosity, develop observational skills, ask and answer questions, and most importantly to have fun.
* Acquire understanding of significance as a historical concept.
* Expand chronological understanding and concept of cause and consequence.
* Cultivate investigative methods of historical and scientific enquiry.

Cost: £250 per class
Funding to cover costs is available via City of London Cultural & Creative Learning Fund for Schools with a pupil premium of 35% or above.

Dates: A selection of dates are available between March to May 2024 (we can cater for 2 classes a day).

Bookings: are managed by Wren300. To check dates and express interest in booking please email

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