Our bridge-building workshop not only encourages problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork but it also introduces basic engineering concepts to the pupils in an engaging and hands-on way.
In this workshop, pupils will:
- Learn about the different types of bridges and their uses.
- Work in small groups to design and build a bridge working to a budget and time limit.
The aim of the workshop is to build a bridge strong enough to hold 1kg. At the end of the workshop, the bridges will be judged on: strength, cost style, and teamwork – who will win the challenge?
Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Group size: Up to 20 pupils
Duration: 1 hour
Curriculum area: Science, Maths, Engineering and Design
The pupils will be split into 4 smaller groups of up to 5 per group.
Each group will require support from at least one adult—recommended ratio: one adult for every five children.
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