International Women in Engineering Day

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, some Year 7 and Year 9 students at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School were set the challenge of investigating and building structures in their Physics and Technology lessons.

The girls had to work together to produce a a structure that could support a small weight, using only spaghetti and jelly babies as their materials. The girls are to be congratulated on their team working skills, resilience (as their towers collapsed repeatedly) and the range of ideas as they had.

There was some amazing work and the winning team was ‘Sticky Mess’ with a wigwam style tower reaching a height of 28 cm. Well done to all those involved!