Primary pupils build Leaning Tower of Pasta!

Pupils from local schools taking part in a Technology challenge in Morley Town Hall.  (d602a502)
Pupils from local schools taking part in a Technology challenge in Morley Town Hall. (d602a502)
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Children from five local primary schools put their teamwork and architecture skills to the test as part of a design and technology challenge on Friday.

Around 20 year five pupils from Birchfield, Drighlington, Gildersome, St Francis’ and Seven Hills primary schools were brought together in Morley Town Hall, tasked with making a tower out of sticky tape, spaghetti and marshmallows. The children were divided into groups of four to compete against each other, with the tallest tower that was topped with a marshmallow being the winning criteria.

The challenge formed part of a new Discovery partnership between the schools, aimed at bringing them closer together and helping pupils to make new friends in the process.

The winning team, with their impressive tower measuring 49cm, was Jessica Smart and Ben Harrison from Gildersome Primary and Amelia Benn and Sean Harrington from St. Francis’ Catholic Primary School.

All the pupils who joined in the challenge will be rewarded for their hard work with a trip to the interactive Magna Science Museum in Sheffield.

Mayor Coun Wyn Kidger said: “It was a lovely idea to bring pupils from different primary schools in our area together and a good way for people to get connected.

“Walking round I was really impressed with the different ideas and the way each group approached the challenge in a different way and I’m sure they’ll all have a fantastic day at the museum!”