Bridges, Rafts and Pulleys - A Fantastic Technology Day in Primary {Video}

"Different countries have their own specific national curricula. Yet all seek to develop children and young people’s practical designing and making ability, and their creativity in solving real and relevant problems.

Studying Design and Technology includes the use of a broad range of knowledge, skills, and understanding, and prompts engagement in a wide variety of activities. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Through evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. "  - The Design and Technology Association

BISA's Primary students took on a big challenge on Tuesday 30th May with Primary Technology Day. Each year group was given the challenge of creating a minature 'safari' track in and around their classroom on which they would race their toy cars. The requirements of the track were that it had to include a bridge, a raft and a pulley system.

The students rose admirably to the challenge!

While the classes were busily designing and building throughout the morning, our Year 6 students were taking on their own challenge of recording and making a vlog of the day for publishing here on our school website.

The children then took part in a dinky safari around the school on Thursday 8th June - more to come on that at a later date!

We'll leave it to them to tell you the rest of the story: