Visit Tower Bridge with your class and engage in hands-on experiments, where pupils will discover why Tower Bridge is made up of three different types of bridge and discuss the different strengths and weaknesses of each design.
The 1-hour workshop culminates in pupils putting their learning into practice to build a bridge to match a real-world brief.
Also included with this workshop is a tour of Tower Bridge, led by a member of their Learning Team.
Capacity and availability
School workshops are for up to 60 pupils and available Monday to Friday during term time.
£5 per child with adults in the required ratio for KS1 and KS2 visiting for free. Additional adults are £9.80 per ticket. Tower Bridge admission included in price.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
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