As a final activity to complete their history studies on The Romans, Year Three had a go at designing and constructing their own aqueducts.
They worked in teams and began by making the supports. In order to test out their strength, the children engaged in ‘sword fights’.
The winning paper swords were then chosen and mass production ensued.
The children then experimented with different supports and eventually added the water channel.
After a tense afternoon, it was time to test them out to see if they would transport water. After a few teething problems and some design modifications, the aqueducts worked successfully!!!
Well done Year Three!