House Engineering Challenge!

Over the course of three days at lunchtime, our top engineers from each year group have undertaken a series of challenges to win the title of House Engineer of the Year!

Monday: Paper Bridge Building Challenge

The Challenge: Build a bridge that spans 40cm across two tables. The winner is the bridge that can hold most weight.

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Tuesday: Gummy Bear Parachute Challenge

The Challenge: Thrill seeking gummy bears need to safely land after parachuting into reception from the dining room. The gummy bears are adrenaline junkies and don’t want to be strapped in, i.e. they cannot be taped or tied in. The aim is to arrive safely in reception in the slowest amount of time.

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Wednesday: Tall Tower Challenge

The Challenge:

  • You are part of a team of engineers given the challenge of building the tallest tower you can build using only 50 straws, 50 pipe cleaners, and 25 paperclips. You do not need to use all the materials, but your tower must support the weight of a golf ball for two minutes. The golf ball must be supported near the top of the tower, with the bottom of the ball no more than 20% below the upper height of the tower.

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Results:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Iona

15

15  20

Canterbury 

20

5  10

Walsingham

10

10

 5

Santiago

5 20  15

Winners: Iona

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