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An Engineering Feat Indeed

December 14, 2016

The Aurecon Competition is held annually with Year 8 and Year 9 students from across Australia competing.

The students, Jake Lacy, Cian Ryan and Mitchell Birch, worked on the project in their own time under the guidance of their teacher, Mr Dale Casburn, to engineer and build the strongest bridge possible.  Materials allowed were popsicle sticks, five metres of string and a small pot of PVA glue. The bridge had to comply with the stringent guidelines, dimensions and requirements with the prize awarded to the most innovative bridge.

Their bridge carried a huge weight of 94kg and still did not break.   Thanks to their innovative design and engineering skills not only did the team win the main prize for the school but also walked away with a cash voucher each.