Egyptian Engineers

Over the last weeks, Primary Three has been investigating the wonders of Ancient Egyptian engineering. Recently, we  staged a very successful pyramid building workshop in which we investigated the properties and suitability of different materials to construct pyramids. Eight fantastic teams worked through a range of options, including paper, marshmallows and spaghetti and sugar cubes. We evaluated both our success as teams and the respective merits of our pyramids.

We followed this venture up with a shaduf workshop. We invited family and friends to come in and help construct these amazing devices for lifting water from the Nile to irrigate crops.

It proved to be a most productive, fun filled afternoon with amazing working shadufs being the result.

Our thanks to all who supported us by supplying materials or joining us for a spot of construction!