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Dulwich boys design pavilion for climate conference

A pavilion designed by a Dulwich boys’ school is on display at COP26 in Glasgow.

The pavilion was designed by aspiring architects and engineers from Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich following a two-day workshop at Grimshaw Archichects last February.

It shows a deconstructed dome pulled apart by the symbolic hands of humanity, illustrating the impact of human creation and our destruction of the planet.

Jamie Allison, Assistant Principal at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, said: “We are hugely proud that the students involved in the Scale Rule workshop can evidence a sustainable project taken from concept through to production, particularly for such a major world event as COP26.

“Our STEM curriculum’s real-world impact and relevance is inspiring for students. Working with architects, designers and engineers has motivated our students to pursue careers in the field and sparked further interest in the STEM industry across the school.

“We now have record numbers of students attend our ‘Designers and Engineers’ after-school club. This engagement between industry and education will only continue to create the future leaders and thinkers we need to tackle the climate challenge.”

During the visit, they met Jon Snow, Channel 4 News Presenter, Andrew Whalley, the chairman of Grimshaw, and Sir Tim Smit, who runs the Eden Project in Cornwall.

 

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