‘Design a bridge’ competition

Secondary students’ challenge:

Design and build a bridge that will hold a book weighing 500g. (Samples in IRC)

You may only use:

Plastic straws
A roll of tape
2 blocks of wood (any size and shape)
glue (including hot glue gun)
Extra points will be awarded for bridges that have a design plan submitted with them.
An example is shown here – but extra note will be taken and points given for original designs or variations based on this design.
All entries must be handed in to the IRC by Friday 20 August 2010

Prizes: House points for entering; Voucher Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.

Activity adapted from 50 Cooperative learning activities by Ralph Pirozzo, Hawer Brownlow Education, 2006

Term 3 begins

This term the main IRC focus will be on Book Week which is to be held 23-27 August.

There will be activities for both Junior School and Secondary students. The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) theme is “Across the Story Bridge” so we will use this theme in our activities for the week.
Junior School: Celebrate with a Book Character Parade across our own ‘story bridge’ near the Secondary Learning Centre. Tuesday 24 August, 8:45 – 9:45 am. Come to school dressed in costume if you are with mum and/or dad. Prizes for the most creative and innovative costumes will be awarded.
Secondary Students watch this space for details!
The Story Bridge!