The day's activities were linked to the London 2012 Olympics through a series of hands-on challenges with Year 7 pupils, involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Pupils initially created a design research sheet, drawing from existing structures and shelters to inform their own designs for a new Olympic Sports Pavilion. The young designers were then asked to consider the function of the Pavilion; who might use it, access in and out of the building, ratio of outdoor to indoor space and views from 360 degrees.
Encouraged to apply their maths skills to create a structure with more than one level, pupils explored scale, form, geometry and measurement. During the workshops, pupils also developed their construction, problem solving and spatial awareness skills, producing a diverse range of imaginative outcomes.
Forty pupils took part in the workshops, delivered by Education Officer, Sara Cooper with support from recent architecture graduate, James Tippling.
Well done to all of those budding engineers and architects who rose to the challenge, and a big thank you to Maths Teacher, Clare Charlton for inviting us along and for her enthusiastic support during the workshops.