Excitement builds at Perse Prep Engineering Activity Day

Perse Prep pupils had their design and construction skills put to the test with a range of fun projects during an exciting Engineering House Activity Day.

A colourful kaleidoscope challenge kicked off proceedings as children each created two mesmerising patterns representing different feelings and emotions.

Working in House families, youngsters were tasked with building the strongest possible crane using simple materials such as art straws, paperclips, craft sticks, string and pipe cleaners.

Teams tried to construct a crane that did not tip over as increasing weights were added to be lifted.

Pupils also gained an insight into structural engineering as they attempted to build tall straw towers and tested how much weight they could bear.


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