A fun series of engineering challenges where young people must build bridges of varying styles and strengths. They will use a set quantity of materials, including constructing a wooden keystone bridge and bridges of their own designs using Lego.
In addition to developing their practical skills, students will use soft skills such as teamwork, problem solving, creativity and listening as they learn about different types of bridges around the world.
£650+VAT for schools within an hour and a half of Derby. £770+VAT for schools beyond this. Discounts will be applied for multiple bookings.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
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:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Students learn hands-on how engineers think & work while developing their problem solving and teamworking skills.
Teams of students use K'Nex to learn the concepts of bridge design. They then use their knowledge to design and model their own solution to a set problem.
Students must work in teams to build a hurricane or earthquake proof building while keeping to budget!