Building Bridges

Forms IV to VII had a great trip out to the Catalyst Museum yesterday.  They started with a bridge building workshop, supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers and inspired by the new Mersey Gateway Bridge which can be seen from the windows of Catalyst.  Pupils found out about Cable-Stayed Bridges, took on the roles of engineers and worked as a team to construct their very own 13m cable stayed bridge.

Pupils then were able to investigate science and technology with hands-on exhibits - filming in the TV studio, testing the scarf shooter, making a marble run . . . all in the interactive gallery. Children were then able to investigate the development of the Chemical Industry from ancient times up to the 1940s with the aid of fascinating historical objects and life like reconstructions, bringing the past vividly to life.

Finally, pupils visited the glass walled, roof-top gallery with panoramic views of bridges, old and new, and then had some relaxation time in the playground!

Catalyst Museum