Build a Bridge Challenge

During Irish Engineers Week, rang a dó and rang a trí had a visit from Aengus Nolan, an Engineer from Intel and a parent in our school .

He set them the challenge of constructing a bridge using paper clips, 4 metres of string, blue tack, straws and elastic bands. The span of the bridge was 75cm and had to hold a small dinky car. They had 15 minutes to design the bridge and one hour to construct it. The winning engineers received a goodie bag from Intel Ireland!

The task was challenging and the winners were from the Sugarloaf Mountain Group: Reuben, Aoife, Oscar, Leah, James and Leonie. Comhghairdeas!

They named their bridge “Steady Bridge” and indeed it was!

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The Steady Bridge! Winning Bridge chosen by our Adjudicator Aengus Nolan. DSCF0911 DSCF0913 DSCF0914 DSCF0915 DSCF0916 DSCF0917 DSCF0918