English Heritage & CABE

Engaging Places, commissioned by the DCMS and managed by CABE and English Heritage, is a national portal which brings together all the teaching resources for architecture and the built environment in a single, easily-accessed website. After a thorough audit of the huge amount of material available, and numerous meetings with regional groups, we recommended the name and a brand style with which to move forward.

The online logo animates with each page, morphing into all kinds of buildings and environments. The website template design is built to be appealing to teachers and learners — regularly updated content incorporates case studies, lesson plans, features and information for planning visits. The website steers a path between being as busy as a magazine, and as organised as a timetable.

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Bookmarks aimed at schools and learners

Engaging-places-quote-2-1.jpg Andy Burnham MP, Sectretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Our research project highlighted all the potential content from national, regional and local learning resources.

A year later, a survey conducted by Anne Diack, CABE's Head of Education interviewed 2,000 pupils whose teachers used the Engaging Places portal to organise school trips. It concluded that: