Book Rests from Engineers Week 2015

Book Rest Results!

Classes were invited to come along and take the design and build challenge during Engineers Week 8th -14th February 2015.

Many thanks to the staff and students from Ranelagh Primary, Synge Street CBS, St. Catherines Primary, St. Declan’s Special School, St. Enda’s Primary & Scoil Íde for taking part.

The children were given a budget to buy the tools and materials they needed from Marsh’s pop-up DIY store.

Using one of our more modern books as a test dummy, students competed in small teams to build the best book stand/rest to support the book, which was over 1kg in weight.  They had less than an hour to design and build their structures!

Only the strongest and fittest won.

And here are some of the winning, and close runner up, book rests:

 

 

 

 

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