To float or not to float…

Year 4 have been put to the challenge this week as they have been learning all about engineers and the many different jobs they carry out. A task they took part in was the ‘Floating Garden Challenge’, in which they had to work together in groups to design and  build their very own rafts that could be used as a floating raft to help people in Bangladesh save their crops from flooding. They had to use a wide range of skills such as research skills, design skills, team-work and communication. Working exceptionally well together they created their rafts and then put them to the test to see how much weight they could hold whilst still floating on water. One group’s raft even managed to hold 5KG of weight! I think we may have some future engineers among us…