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Building Bridges in Architecture Workshop

Thursday, 08 March 2012

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 at Beech House enjoyed an unforgettable experience with Architecture workshops. The cross-curricular hands-on activity stretched the children's minds and taught them the importance of teamwork, whilst including work from key subject areas such as Science, Maths and Design Technology.

Working in pairs, Year 1 children built pyramids - or tetrahedrons - from 6 sticks and 4 elastics. The simple structures were then connected together to form larger structures, culminating in a huge tetrahedron that the whole class could stand within.

Year 2 pupils, working individually, in small groups and altogether, built sections of a bridge which slotted together to form one large structure. Then they had to problem solve how to make it stand!

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The bridge that Year 2 built

Year 2 pupils proudly exhibit their large-scale cane bridge (click on the photo to enlarge it)

Year 1 pupils learn the importance of teamwork

Year 2 pupils construct tetrahedrons