Pupils in 1st and 2nd class explored the different types of engineeering from aeronautical to civil/structural, mechanical to electronic and finally computer/software engineering. Pupils formed groups and worked in design teams for our bridge-building activities using spagetti and mini-marshmallows. Pupils completed the week by recycling a Food Dudes cardboard box to make an item from one of the categories of engineering. They made space shuttles, vehicles, computer gadgets as well as bridges and tunnels.
The pupils also explored an engineer from history each day during Engineers Week. Day 1 was John Holland, Day 2 was Judith Resnick, Day 3 was Isambard Kingdom Brunel and finally they found out all about Karl Benz. We had a great week !