GALLERY: Whittlesey school pupils take part in Apprentice style bridge building challenge

Science week at New Road Primary School, Whittlesey

Science week at New Road Primary School, Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

PUPILS showed off their science and business skills during a week long Apprentice style challenge.

Science week at New Road Primary School, Whittlesey

Science week at New Road Primary School, Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

Instead of normal lessons, children at New Road Primary School, Whittlesey, were split into groups and told to design and build a bridge.

They were given briefs and a list of prices for different parts.

Parents will come into the school tomorrow to listen to group presentations and decide the winners.

Stuart Mallott, deputy head, said: “We linked Maths, Science, English, Business and ICT into the same project.


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“An ICT consultant came in to the school and groups placed bids for his time so that they could use his expertise to help with their powerpoint presentations.

“The pupils saw real aspects of business and were allowed to sell their left over materials to the other gorups.

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“It has been a really good week. At the beginning of every term it is good to do something creative like this because when children come back from holiday they need some motivation.

“Instead of teaching out of a text book, it is good to make something as real life as possible to inspire them.”

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