Sir Robert McAlpine Construction Workshop
As part of their post-exam activity programme, the boys in Year 8 spent two afternoons in the company of a team from Sir Robert McAlpine, the contractors who are constructing our new Gradel Quad building.
The boys were talked through the various stages of the design and construction process, as well as the many varied roles in the construction industry. They were then given the chance to take on some of those roles: designing a tower, procuring materials, and finally constructing it. The towers had to be at last 30cm tall and strong enough to withstand some fairly heavy weights. The final tower standing was judged to be the winner both in terms of its strength and aesthetic beauty!