Build A Bridge STEM Challenge

bridge 8

The Library has been buzzing this week with children eager to put their budding engineering skills to the test. They were tasked with building a bridge with just one sheet of paper. Using all their engineering knowledge they designed arches, beams, trusses and even had a go at a suspension bridge. The children quickly realised that the strength of the bridge depended on shape and they tested their bridge design by seeing how many pennies it could support.

It was great to see children from Year 3 to Year 8 having a go. Congratulations to Freddie S, Will W, Sonny N and Aadi T who topped the Library leader-board. Their bridge was able to hold 243 pennies before collapsing! Well done to everyone who took part!

More photos can be found in the Event Gallery.