London Wonder is an innovative programme created by Big Ideas and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851a legacy of Prince Albert and the founding heart of Exhibition Road and all the museums such as the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. This initiative offers an exciting opportunity for Secondary School teachers in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Newham to collaborate with us in designing bespoke STEM workshops. Through London Wonder, participating schools engage with Science/ Engineering/ Design Fellows from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and get a special opportunity to attend one of the most exciting STEM and Arts Festivals in the world!

Teachers will play an integral role in co-creating these sessions so that they are the most useful and impactful they can be for you and your students. London Wonder has been created to support your existing curriculum and teaching goal, to provide enriching experiences for their students.

The workshop could include events such as : 

  • Live experiments
  • A class challenge set by Fellows
  • Hot seat Interview with your Fellow 
  • A class visit to your Fellow’s place of work

The choice is yours, as you will be co-producing, so if you have a particular preference for your class, and the Fellow is ready, willing and able to fulfil it, it will be granted. 

These sessions will be delivered either in person at the schools or through digital platforms. 

Please note timings: consultations with teachers take place until 26 April to ensure effective collaboration.