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Cardboard Boat Project

A number of edu-care children in  Key Stage 2 have been taking part in a project to build a boat out of cardboard.  This project is part of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and enabled the children to develop science skills as well as engage in some challenging engineering.  The children were introduced to boat construction where they used DT skills to follow a plan to cut out the boat accurately.  They followed instructions (rather like a large flatpack) to fold the boat and glue it into a 3D structure.  A composite deck was made to strengthen the boat and finally it was painted.   As it is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, the children worked on this project as part of their learning about this topic.  We are hoping that the boat will have the opportunity to take part in the IMech Cardboard Boat Race on the Barbican on 14th September.

Thank you to all the children and staff for their support with this educational and exciting project.

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