Visit Tower Bridge with your class and discover how this iconic structure opens to passing boats, and how technology has changed in its lifetime.
Pupils will work together in small teams to build a model of Tower Bridge to understand the Bridge's engineering and how modern-day coding can be used to make it open.
The workshop culminates in pupils writing and inputting the code required to raise the roads of an animated Tower Bridge using Scratch.
Capacity and availability
School workshops are for up to 60 pupils and available Monday to Friday during term time.
£5 per child and £9.80 per adult outside of the required ratio (1:10 for KS2). Tower Bridge admission is included in the price.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
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.
A robotics-based STEM competition that develops 21st century workplace skills.
Students can find out more about where your water comes from and what happens to your poo when you flush the loo!