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February 2024

We started our DT unit by investigating how to make a free-standing structure. We tried using different shapes and structural reinforcements to stiffen the structure. The children chose which construction materials they warned to use. 

“The wide base make the structure stronger.” PE

”When there are less joins in the shape, it seem stronger.” NS

”We’ve used squares for our structure but put reinforcements in the base to make it wider.” HBM, MES, OM

“Curved shapes are stronger but when you use dry wood, it might not be so easy.” AW

“Putting a cross in the middle of the square makes each section stiffer.” IB