We run various community programmes for Newham residents and schools. Find out more about about latest workshops and activites here!

Future Flyers

For our first programme in Newham, we’re inviting children and young people to tinker and experiment with movement! Throughout the autumn, we’ll be running workshops and launching digital content for the home. Activities include 3D design, homemade wind tunnels and VR creations.

For those unable to access digital content in the home we will be supporting families through our Digital Lending Library. Alongside digital lending, we will also be hosting in person workshops at local iOi partner community Hubs. If you can’t come along, you can still get involved by using our free online resources, exclusive to Newham residents.

If you would like to be involved with our digital lending scheme you can enquire by emailing imaginationlab@ioi.london. Or sign up to find out more using this form. Find out more about iOi at Home here.

Free School Resources

With children across the country staying safe indoors, we’ve put together a range of creative activities you can complete at home using everyday objects. Form paper rockets to balloon cars, all these crafts help children and young people experiment and tinker. Each activity contains elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and can be altered using whatever you have in your home.

Take a look here. 

Switch the Docks

Switch the Docks is a month-long instillation in the Crystal Park from 15th December – 14th January. It represents the stories from Newham residents, who were asked to imagine the dock – in the past, the present and the future.

During the second lockdown of 2020, we partnered with local community organisations to run workshops with Newham residents. We distributed over 15 activity packs, to allow participants to make their own homemade lightboxes to tell their story. We encouraged everyone to get creative. From cellophane to cardboard, they used a range of craft materials to help reimagine the Royal Dock.

Keep an eye out for where it’ll be next!


Want to get involved?

If you are a community partner or primary school in Newham, looking to get involved, please submit your details using this form. If you’re a family in Newham be sure to check out our latest events, along with our free online resources.

If you’re a partner organisation looking into sponsorship opportunities then there are a range of ways you can support the Institute of Imagination. We would love to work with you to find how you can make a real difference for children and families, in a way that means something to you. Please contact Stephanie Dittmer, Head of Development at hello@ioi.london or telephone on 020 7494 9153.

Find out about other ways you can support the Institute of Imagination: philanthropy trusts and foundations corporate partnerships volunteering iOi in action Imagination Matters