November 22 2017 | Views: 453
Kent and Medway
The Rochester Bridge Trust visited Meopham Community Academy as part of their PSHCE topic on water. The Year 4 children had the fantastic opportunity to be meet people from The Rochester Bridge Trust over the course of 3 days. The Trust is committed to supporting Engineering Education and encouraging young people to learn more about civil engineering and bridge building.
The children were introduced to different types of engineering concepts and given materials to investigate building structures that tackled compression and tension. They then learnt about water engineering which is a branch of civil engineering vital to our everyday lives. Water engineers design systems that deal with collecting, storing, cleaning and distributing water for drinking and irrigation of crops; collection, cleaning and treatment of sewage and other dirty water and preventing flooding; managing rivers and canals.
On Wednesday 22nd in the main hall, the children, working in groups of four, were given the challenge to build a structure that would support and included a water filtration system. They rose to the challenge and we thought you would enjoy looking at the many photos of them being civil engineers.