Young engineers build bridges with help of MetroBus team
Published on: 28 Mar 2016
CHILDREN from Christ Church Junior School in Downend had the opportunity to become engineers for the day.
The Year 5 pupils were kitted out in full safety helmets and high vis jackets and worked with Alun Griffiths, contractors for the new MetroBus development.
The 75 pupils had the chance to develop their team work skills and engineering knowledge by building a scaled down model of the Severn Crossing. The suspension bridge had to be constructed from its component parts and when it was completed, it took up the entire school hall and could be walked across.
Deputy head, Pippa Osborne, said: “At Christ Church Junior we pride ourselves on offering exciting chances for learning across the curriculum, and this term’s focus on science has helped cultivate the enthusiasm and interest of our pupils in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths.
“We are very grateful to Alun Griffiths for working with us and helping to inspire the next generation.”