Superkids at Sherford Training

During this term, a number of our students were taken to the Sherford Training Centre. They attended a workshop run by two City College Plymouth Engineering lecturers.

The students had to build a bridge purely out of spaghetti, with their bridges being tested at the end of the session for their strength.

In teams, they were each given a different type of bridge to design, which they then had to research and come up with their own design, before creating a template and making the structure out of spaghetti!

The task promoted team work, problem solving and also showed them how maths is used in the real world. There were some excellent designs and it was a great workshop. The students really engaged with it, which was great to see.

Miss Cooper
Careers Coordinator