An invitation to the launch of Learning About Bridges

Teachers, home educators and community group leaders are invited to attend the launch of the Rochester Bridge Trust’s free education books, called Learning About Bridges.

Aimed at Key Stage 2, or children aged 7-11, the curriculum-matched books introduce children to a range of bridge types and engineering principles. The activities in the books can be easily implemented in classrooms or clubs. Volumes 1 and 2 will be given out at the event, which is free to attend but tickets are limited and must be booked.

Trust Education Manager Caroline Chisholm explained: “These books are designed to be picked up by adults and used to teach children about bridges. The activities are clearly explained and use materials that are readily available in the classroom, and for those items that aren’t we offer a small grants scheme to cover the purchasing costs.”

Guests will be given their own copies of Learning About Bridges volumes 1 and 2. They will also be able to meet the Education Team to find out more about other free resources and learning activities, including the small grants scheme that can provide up to £500 towards equipment and travel.

Caroline added: “The activities in these books have proved popular with girls and boys alike, helping to tackle stereotypes while inspiring the civil engineers of tomorrow. They also promote critical thinking and teamwork, which are valuable lessons for all youngsters. We’re looking forward to introducing them to people at this event.”

The launch event takes place on Wednesday, 8 November, at 4.15pm until 5.30pm, in the Bridge Chapel, 5 Esplanade, Rochester, ME1 1QE. To reserve a place, please email or visit Eventbrite. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about Learning About Bridges Volumes 1 and 2, click here.

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