Challenging time

School children from Cambridgeshire have been set the challenge of constructing a new bridge over the River Cam. Nine to 11-year-olds from Warboys School, Somersham School and Bluntisham School were among the children taking part in the National Construct

School children from Cambridgeshire have been set the challenge of constructing a new bridge over the River Cam.

Nine to 11-year-olds from Warboys School, Somersham School and Bluntisham School were among the children taking part in the National Construction Week 2006 event.

Each school was set the task of building a modular structure which emulates a well-known bridge.

The designs were based on the Lowry Bridge, Millennium Bridge, a suspension bridge, a cable stay bridge and The Glasgow Squinty.


You may also want to watch:


The challenge was designed to provide schoolchildren in Cambridgeshire the chance to experience a little of what the construction industry does.

The event was arranged by CITB-Construction Skills, the Sector Skills Council for Construction, St John's College and Setpoint Cambridgeshire.

Most Read

Pupils from Warboys, Somersham and Bluntisham schools are pictured with Alan Rowe, director of SETPoint, and Mayor of Cambridge Robert Dryden.

Picture: SUPPLIED

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus