Pupils build tiny town with a green theme

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OVER 900 pupils from South Yorkshire primary schools took part in an exciting challenge to build a green and sustainable community at this year’s Build It event at Kelham Island Industrial Museum.

Using materials including cardboard, felt, sticky tape, wood, paper, pipe cleaners and cotton bobbins, each team of pupils created a building for their imaginary town.

Teams of pupils, aged five to 11, from over 90 schools created buildings such as a wind farm, transport interchange, farm, hospital, café, post office, police station, petrol station, health centre and a place of worship.

Some of South Yorkshire’s leading construction industry experts helped the budding builders to design and construct their projects.

The challenge aims to help young people get to grips with science, technology and enterprise skills through working together to plan, cost and build buildings and vehicles.