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Shape My Street Competition

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The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) runs an annual Shape My Street competition. The competition has been designed to introduce young learners to ideas about home, place and community.

The competition was launched in 2019 by Dr Ed Green and is a national design competition for primary schools in Wales, supported by the STEM network, the Design Commission for Wales and the Future Generations Commission.

The Shape My Street competition is concerned with design and quality in our neighbourhoods and introduces participating Key Stage 2 classes to core ideas about home, place and community. The initiative integrates science and technology learning with creative design-based exercises.

With structured learning activities, classmates will discuss which aspects of ‘home’ and ‘street’ make successful neighbourhoods. The competition activities are intended to develop understanding of the importance of design and quality in the built environment, and raise awareness of careers in related creative industries.

The competition is intended to maximise engagement across primary schools in Wales, and a particular aim of the programme is to encourage participation from schools in remote geographic locations and economically disadvantaged communities.

Participation requires a minimum of two half days in-school.

All competition resources and supporting material will be provided online. For three winning classes, transportation to a prize day will be paid for by Cardiff University. To express your interest in registering for the competition please email:

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Welsh School of Architecture. Contact Kelly Butt at or +44 (0)7824 703757 for more details.

How to book

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  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6

Teacher supervision is required.

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