On Monday 29th March, five Year 6 students participated in a bridge-building competition. Following a 30-minute master class from a JCU lecturer, our students had to design and build a bridge, using KNEX, that spanned a 50cm gap. The winning bridge would be the lightest bridge that could carry the most weight.
Our bridge weighed in at 231 grams and supported 2.97kg before collapsing. An excellent effort from our team, who worked supportively and diligently throughout the day.
A visiting engineer from the Snowy Mountain Engineering Company judged our bridge the most innovative bridge design of the day for our use of a supporting cable underneath our bridge.
Well done to Thomas Acton, William McCallum, Olivia Rees, Emma Tanzer, and Zeb Whelan for a tremendous effort and a great result.