Tuesday 23 April 2013

Bridge Building - The Making

As part of their activities week, children in Years 2 - 5 were given the task of planning and designing a bridge which would span a 1metre gap and provide support for a rather large toy car. The idea was based on the fact that the Orwell Bridge is likely to reach capacity in 2015 meaning that planning needs to be in place to build another crossing. 
Having watched a fantastic programme on how the Milau Bridge in France was made, the children set about their task. However, they could only use sheets of newspaper and PVA glue, had to keep company accounts (due to a limited budget for materials) and research bridge designs from all over the world too . 

Testing pictures and results to follow soon...

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