ARCHITECTURE was on the curriculum at King’s Ely Junior this term as pupils learned how to design and build complex structures such as bridges and buildings.

Using dowling and rubber bands, the Years 5 and 6 students constructed seriously strong tetrahedrons, which were then transformed into a bridge or formed the basis of the columns of Ely Cathedral. The cathedral structure was so large that it had to be carefully manoeuvred into place beneath the highest point of the school hall.

Teacher Cate Middleton said: “The exercise helped the young people to develop their team working skills as well as teaching them about 2D and 3D shapes, creating strong structures and applied algebra.”

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