Pupils learn about European Christian Architecture in the middle ages through the construction of a classical structure representing Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire England. Pupils walk around their huge Cathedral and marvell at its Octagon “Lantern” centre whilst learning about its ancient history.
Three of the most popular fairground rides are explored through our creative hands-on approach to building. Designed in response to a request from Coleridge Primary School, London where all 3 workshops where a fantastic success.
Born in July 1895, Richard Buckminster Fuller was one of the world's first environmental activists. He came to the conclusion that humanity was using the Earth's resources faster than they were being replaced and coined the term 'ephemeralization', meaning to do more with less.
In this workshop pupils begin with building a large Tetrahedron, made from smaller tetrahedrons. This intoduces the pupils to a 3d geometric shapes. Then the pupils make a series of penagons which are fixed together to form a dome. This is then repeated and the two doems are attached to form a complete sphere. If time allows an even large rdome is made that all the pupils can fit inside.
Deisgned to celebrate the new millennium, the Millennium Dome has become a treasured London Landmark and to think they were talking of pulling it down.
Pupils work individually in groups and altogether to construct a model large enough for the group to assemble within, demonstarting the amazing uniqueness of the suspension structure that make up the dome. The structure is held aloft by 4 hugh bananna truss masts towering 4m high
Deisgned in response to a request by The Millennium Bridge Commision in 2000 the workshop demonstrates the 'wobble' affect that caused the closure of the bridge soon after opening
Pupils work individually in groups and altogether to construct a model up to 12m long of this uniquest of suspension bridges. The structure is held aloft by 8 pupils holding nothing more than the string which represents the suspension cables strung alongside the bridge, rather than from above as with a traditional suspension bridge.
To fit in with the curriculum on Invaders and Settlers and complimenting our Viking Longship workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a structure large enough for them to all occupy
Sierpinski Tetrahedron Building.
A simple but great workshop using small Tetrahedrons to build a 2.5m tall one.
Pupils work individually, in groups and altogether pupils build the huge skeletal structure of a Tudor man-o-war.
Pupils build structures individually and in groups, culminating with raising the roof of a giant model of London’s Globe Theatre standing 3 metres high. Pupils imagine a Tudor audience being entertained by Shakespearean special effects and considering the Tudor toilet facilities!
Learning about the mass production of the industrial revolution, pupil’s piece together building parts, they have previously made, to form one large single enclosure. Enacting a triumphal procession through the palace pupils imagine the Victorian wonders it would have held.
Pupils work individually and in groups as Vikings together to construct a Long Boat up to 12m in length, complete with sail and oars. Large enough for the whole group to sit in, they imagine navigating a passage around the Arctic Circle to North America, as the Vikings did, some 500 years before Columbus.