P7 Engineering Challenge

P7A and P7B were visited by Tom Reynolds, a structural engineer from the University of Edinburgh, to talk to them about engineering and creating structures out of natural materials.  He talked about the importance of engineering and how he is researching the use of bamboo in buildings, to make them strong, light and resistant to damage in natural disasters.  We were then given the challenge to build our own structures using very simple bamboo elements.

P7 will be practising their engineering skills over the next few weeks by entering the Scottish Engineering Young Leaders Award.

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