Summer Schools: Shaping up (age 7–9)

2.00pm to 4.15pm, Friday 2 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 7–9

  • Speakers

    • Alison Eves


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

Embark on a journey of discovering the five platonic solids and their properties through a series of puzzles and games with Alison Eves.

In this workshop, students will help create platonic solids out of various materials, to explore questions like: Why are there only five platonic solids? Where do we find them in real life? What surprises are there in store for us?

About the speaker

Alison Eves is the Primary Mathematics Masterclass Coordinator at the Royal Institution. She has the fantastic job of supporting and growing the network of inspirational maths Masterclasses for primary children all around the country.

Alison is a qualified secondary maths teacher with a passion for sharing, with students of every age, her belief that maths is both incredibly beautiful and much more useful than most people ever realise, as well being both fun and fundamental for everyone.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

This workshop is based on an Ri Mathematics Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.


Workshops are on the first floor of our building, for which there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, or if you have any other questions, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email:

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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