Bridge Builder Challenge

This course has been postponed. New date to be confirmed.


Calling all budding engineers and builders! A day of investigation, practical tasks, history and research. We'll look at the history and different types of bridge design from earliest times to present day. You will investigate the science of structural design, forces, stresses and how bridges function. In your team, have a go at designing and constructing your own bridge, the strongest you can, to span as far as possible, using wood, plastic, card and string.

Which team's bridge will be the strongest when we test it? Which bridge will take the most weight? How far can it span? Does our design work? Lots of challenges, team work and fun as you learn!

Location: Bloomsbury, South East / London

Masterclass year groups: 4, 5, 6

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: Philip Callaghan-Wright

Bio: Philip has taught for over 20 years. His experience includes senior roles in both primary and secondary education within the independent and state sectors, Director of Studies, School Governor, Member of Boards of Education, external examiner and moderator. He is currently a specialist intervention teacher in mathematics and an independent consultant to various education providers. He is an experienced and skilled practitioner in accelerated learning and the development of Gifted and Talented children, together with support for the underachieving pupil. He has previous careers in engineering and contract arbitration. Philip is a Fellow of the RSA and member of various professional bodies associated with education. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Educators, London.

Venue: Coram

Address: 41 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AZ

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