Sculpture in the City offers exciting opportunities for young people to engage with the City of London through our award-winning educational programme delivered by Urban Learners.
The Family Trail
Sculpture in the City has launched a new Family Trail interactive map, designed by Urban Learners and illustrated by Danielle Rhoda. As part of SculptureFest 2023, we welcome families of all ages to explore the 12th Edition artwork trail and use your imagination to complete the maps with your own creations. Just follow the Red or Blue trail and use your senses to write or draw what you see!Download Family Trail Map
The SITC Family Trail is supported by EC BID and the City of London Corporation.
Carry on exploring further with the Sculpture in the City family trail audio guide on Bloomberg Connects. Download the free app and discover the rich past and futuristic now of this famous area, narrated by Martha Howe-Douglas of Horrible Histories.
In 2020, Sculpture in the City launched a digital learning programme supported by the City of London Corporation. SITC Learning offers an original perspective on the relationship between art, architecture and the City through creative and informative activities for the home and classroom. Eight chapters of activities with informational download packs and instructional videos can be found in our Learning Hub.
Each year, working with artists, architects and partner company volunteers, over 200 students from 9 local schools participate in a total of 36 workshops that explore the City public spaces, sculptures and neighbouring buildings and creatively respond to the public spaces and sculptures.
These bespoke workshops represent a significant element of the Sculpture in the City overall programme, and benefit students, aged 9-14 years old, from neighbouring borough schools. These schools have students from diverse and non-traditional backgrounds, many of whom have never visited the City before, and/or are unlikely to consider the City, art or the built environment as career and cultural pathways options. Through the series of four workshops, the students will discover new places in the City, and learn about the value of public art.
In 2022, Sculpture in the City’s Education Programme won the Thornton Education Trust 2022 Inspire Future Generations Award for the Long Term Children’s Programme category.
“A unique long-term programme that successfully traverses numerous barriers to entry and interest within the built environment from a diverse cross-section of young people. Ultimately its impact is that it not only provides opportunities to young people within the classroom but is set to shape and invite a new generation into the profession.”