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Pupils from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy build bridges

As part of Arts week in July 2019 children from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy participated in the ‘Bridge Project,’ an ambitious arts and engineering project which will lead to the creation of an iconic bridge structure.

South Kesteven District Council's InvestSK invited children to enter a competition to design and build a bridge to carry as heavy a load as possible whilst minimising the weight of construction.

These bridges were displayed at the bridge event in Grantham between September 7 to 15.

Bourne Westfield Building Bridges (18295385)
Bourne Westfield Building Bridges (18295385)

The bridge structures were judged on several criteria including: concept development, the design process, strength and the style/aesthetic appearance of the bridge.

We were delighted that one of these bridges the ‘Lego Span Bridge’ created by George Payton (Year 3) won second place in the competition with a score of 90/100.

The judges commented that it was ‘A very strong and well-designed structure with good use of two materials’.

Amy Barrett (Year 6) also won a highly commended prize for her Black Board ‘Eye’ Bridge and Eloise Clarke (Year 3) won a commended for her Lolly Stick Span Bridge.

Arts director Rebecca Beavis Said: “We were delighted to be part of such an amazing project which gave our children an opportunity to be involved in an exciting architectural challenge and to also receive feedback from engineers.

"The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the project.

"We would like to say thank you to InvestSK and to Stem ambassador Tracy Robinson who supported our work.”

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