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Shape My Street Competition

  • Clock outlineMonday 2 January 2023, 08:00 - Friday 28 April 2023, 17:00

The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) runs an annual Shape My Street competition 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 and 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.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Contact Kelly Butt at or 02920 875968 for more details.

How to book

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

TicketThis activity is free

We come to you

We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


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

Teacher supervision is required.

Activity type

  • TickCompetition
  • TickWorkshop


  • TickCareers and employability
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickSupporting the Seren network

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