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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

"Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness." based on John 10:10

Engineering Day 2018

On Tuesday year 2 took part in the whole school engineering day. 

On Tuesday it was St Matthews engineering day. We had an assembly all about what engineers do and how their work has benefit our daily life.


Our mission (we chose to accept it) was to build a boat that will float on water as well as holding 250kg of weight. The children were not given any instructions on how to make their boat, only the brief and materials needed. 

They designed their boats in teams of 3 and then got building. 



After we made our boats we needed to make sure we had followed the brief, so we tested them in water with the 250kg weight! 

There were a few leaks when we added the weight. We now know for next time to focus on the corners of our boats. 

As you can see, the children had a lot of fun being engineers for the day.