For teachers, group leaders and families
Learning contains a range of opportunities and resources to enable greater access to and enjoyment of Labyrinth: a unique artwork at every station to celebrate 150 years of the Tube. Resources are primarily designed for schools and families, however they will also be of interest to anyone encountering the labyrinths on their journey across the Tube or those who want to know more.
Tracing the Line
Art on the Underground have worked with 331 pupils aged 4 to 15 years old from 12 schools across London in a series of free, innovative artist-led workshops inspired by Labyrinth. Each school was paired up with one of the three artists, Anne Harild, Beth Atkinson and Holly Graham, to create sound works, screen-prints, collage and sculpture. The one-day workshops gave students the opportunity to learn about the new permanent artwork at their local station, work alongside a practicing artist and create their own artwork in response to Labyrinth. Where possible, students visited their nearest Tube station to meet London Underground staff, view the local Labyrinth, to make drawings, sound recording and photographs.
Labyrinth Teacher Pack Parts 1 & 2: in partnership with A New Direction, devised for primary and secondary teachers as an introduction to Labyrinth, the aim of the packs is to inform and inspire teachers about this special project that features a unique labyrinth at all 270 Tube stations. This resource includes a variety of classroom activity suggestions for different subjects (Art, Geography, History, Music, Literacy), which can be used as a springboard for teachers to devise their own projects. Key stages are given, although many of these activities can be adapted for a variety of year groups, depending on the ability of the students involved
Labyrinth Family Trails: Two free downloadable Family Trails that aim to open everyone’s eyes to the wonders of the Underground environment and the area around Russell Square Tube station. The Tube Trail encourages you to find out more about Labyrinth and to look again at the familiar environment of the Underground – how much do you really see as you travel through the network of stations, platforms and railways? The Russell Square Walk aims to introduce you to a fascinating area of London that has evolved around the welfare of children.
Labyrinth Schools Poster Competition: View all entries on the Poster Competition page
An introduction to Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth, for primary and secondary teachers.
Part 2 contains classroom activity suggestions for Art, Geography, History, Music, Literacy, which can be used as a springboard for teachers to devise their own projects.
Illustrated instructions for creating three ring and seven ring classic labyrinths.
Visit Tracing the Line to view artworks and listen to sound pieces produced by students from 12 London schools as part of the Labyrinth Engagement Programme. Selected works will be exhibited at Tube stations from March 2014 – details to be announced.
Developed in collaboration with ReachOUTRCA.
Download the two exciting new Labyrinth Family Trails, which aim to open your eyes to the wonders of the Underground environment: Labyrinth Family Tube Trail encourages you to find out more about Labyrinth and to look again at the familiar environment of the Underground and Labyrinth Russell Sq Family Trail aims to introduce you to a fascinating area of London that has evolved around the welfare of children.
Labyrinth Schools Poster Competition
See all the entries for our Schools Poster Competition and look out for the winning posters across the Underground during October