A Raft for a Gingerbread Man?!

This week we had lots of fun working in groups to complete a Christmassy engineering challenge…building a raft for a gingerbread man! No idea how Miss McPherson came up with that idea…but it was good fun! 😂

There were 3 criteria: the raft had to float, it had to be strong enough to hold a gingerbread man (biscuit!) and it had to be Christmassy!

Pupils had to plan their designs then request which materials they wanted to use. The only catch was they were only allowed a certain amount of limited materials such as lollipop sticks, straws or tin foil.

Take a look at all the amazing different raft designs in the photos…I couldn’t believe the creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills. Most of the boats managed to float, all were Christmassy but only 2 managed to hold a gingerbread man!

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P7 Class Teacher at Milton of Leys Primary

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