Brunel came to visit

Post date: Nov 6, 2017 7:36:02 AM

This week we're fortunate enough to have a visit from Brunel.

We were all very engaged as we listened to the story of Brunel's achievements including: designing the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Paddington station and the Royal Albert Bridge that many of us have travelled on.

We learnt about how he took inspiration from the world around him to help solve problems in his designs and in the construction of his most famous bridges. We then put this new knowledge into practice as we made our own bridges, played a board game about Brunel's life and had a go at designing Paddington station for ourselves.

We did very well in the quiz at the end of the day- so well in fact that we beat Brunel himself when Mason remembered not only the year but also the day and month that Brunel died (15th September 1859!)

We had a wonderful, interactive day and were all very inspired by having a historical figure in our classroom- it really brought the facts to life.