Bridge builders (online)

Pupils will discover the different types of bridge which make up Tower Bridge and their strengths and weaknesses. They will then conduct a practical bridge building experiment, constructing different types of paper bridge to test which shapes are strongest. Finally, they will review their results and their relevance to the engineering of Tower Bridge.

Please note that schools will be required to provide the resources needed to complete the bridge experiment. Additional purchases are unlikely to be needed and suitable resources will be discussed during the booking process.

For our on-site workshop, please click here.

Key information

Key Stages: 1 and 2

Location: Online through your preferred method (Zoom, Teams, etc)

Capacity: Max 30 pupils

Duration: 45 mins

Curriculum Links: Science (forces), D&T

Cost: Free

Available: Wednesday mornings


"Just a message to say thank you so much for the Bridge Builders workshop yesterday. It was really informative and engaging. We all really enjoyed it and it absolutely supported the children's learning."

Townsend Primary School, Year 2, Teacher