Mad Science Workshops

Starting on the 22nd of June 2009

As part of the Benjamin Baker: Bridging the World project over 2,000 children from 14 first, middle & primary schools in and around Frome will be taking part in 74 Mad Science workshops examining ideas behind engineering.

Tremendous Towers

Key Stage One pupils will be learning about masonry and stability by building ‘Tremendous Towers’ from sugar cubes with and without icing sugar mortar. Will they stand? Will they fall? Will they be eaten?

Brilliant Bridges

Key Stage Two pupils will be examining different bridge types and constructing their own ‘Brilliant Bridges’ from drinking straws, lolly sticks, blu-tak. At the end of the session the bridges will be loaded to destruction to determine which is strongest.

Children from St. Johns visit the Benjamin Baker exhibition at Rook Lane Chapel


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Christ College, Brecon: Bridging the World Exhibition

3 April – 29 May 2010

Christ College,
Brecon Powys

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The Building Centre: Bridging the World Exhibition

Mon 7 Sept – Sat 10 Oct 2009

The Building Centre
Store Street

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Rook Lane Chapel: Bridging the World Exhibition & Events

Sat 13 June - Sat 24 July 2009

Rook Lane Chapel
Bath Street
Frome, Somerset
BA11 1DN

Visit Rook Lane Arts website

Interested in hiring the exhibition for your venue? Click here to download the Touring Sheet (PDF)

This project was made possible thanks to the generous donations of