Soldiers pitted their wits against schoolchildren during a day of bridge building fun at the Royal Engineers Museum.
The fun day out of the classroom saw around 40 children from schools across Medway enjoying a range of talks and activities. It ended with an annual bridge building competition when soldiers competed against pupils as the lessons of the day were put to the test.
Youngsters from Warren Wood Primary Academy in Rochester were the overall winners, constructing a bridge capable of holding 7kg in weight. Second prize went to Riverside Primary, Rainham, and third place to Maundene Primary, Chatham. The winning schools were presented with certificates and a range of K’Nex equipment.
Sue Threader from Rochester Bridge Trust, which sponsors the competition alongside the Madeline Mabey Trust, said: “One of the Trust’s aims is to inspire the next generation of bridge builders, and events such as this are the perfect way to do so.
“The children were all enthusiastic and obviously enjoyed the challenge of designing and building their own bridges. It was a joy to see them getting so involved.”
Each school was invited to send up to five pupils to the event on 16th March.
Visit www.rochesterbridgetrust.org.uk for further information regarding the Rochester Bridge Trust’s engineering education initiatives.
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