P5/6 – K’nex Challenge

P.5/6 took part in a K’nex Young Engineers Challenge which involved working together in pairs to create a model using K’nex materials.  Pupils were given a specific challenge with very clear criteria – plan and build a bridge which can accommodate vehicles and can be raised to allow boats of any height to pass freely underneath. They were given specific dimensions and the bridge had to hold a bottle of water to ensure its sturdiness.  Skills developed during this task were cooperation, perseverance, problem solving and resilience amongst many more.  After a very difficult judging process the pupils through to the Cluster Heat, taking place on the 2nd March at Stranraer Academy, are Struan Young and Joshua Fraser.