Protec pupils enjoy holiday workshops

Building bridges with Brian Cockwell.

The school holidays were jam-packed with exciting activities for Protec pupils who took part in a variety of workshops.

Grade 10 pupils did bridge building while the Grade 11 pupils chose either bridge building or steam cars.

For the steam car workshop, pupils used kits designed by professor Jeff Binden from the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of KZN, while the bridge builders designed and built bridges using strips of balsa wood and Pratley quickset.

The three teams with the strongest bridges will take part in the SAICE KZN inter-schools competition on August 10.

“In addition to applying math and physical science concepts in a practical and fun way, these workshop develops good team work, problem-solving and communication skills.

“They also enable the pupils to test their skills and aptitude in engineering and increase their understanding of technology and the environment,” said Protec Tongaat manager Marion Takis.

The grade 12’s focused on their studies attending enrichment classes in math and physical science and life sciences.

The UKZN science centre also conducted practical activities with all the pupils. Casio also ran a workshop for the Grade 10 and 11 pupils to ensure that they know how to use their scientific calculators effectively.

 

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Sboniso Dlamini
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