CABE’s education work has involved inspiring young people to get more out of the buildings and spaces around them.
We have encouraged young people to
- understand the value of well-designed buildings and spaces
- demand more from their built environment
- play an active and involved role in improving villages, towns and cities that we live in, instilling a sense of pride and ownership of their local area.
We have hosted Engaging Places, a joint education initiative with English Heritage. This includes a major online resource for schools at www.engagingplaces.org.uk.
Engaging Places has been raising the profile of built environment education and demonstrating its value as an inexpensive and easily accessible approach to cultural education.
We have co-ordinated Green Day, an initiative that helps to make schools sustainable. Green Day has inspired pupils and colleagues to learn about climate change and how it relates to the buildings and spaces around them. Over 1050 schools across the country took part in Green Day between June and July 2010.
And we have published 360° magazine, containing information on built environment education projects, events, resources, news and funding.