Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Bronze Level
This is a team activity where participants must design a bridge to go across the Learning River, considering the client’s expectations regarding drainage, sustainability, aesthetics and the environment.
The project should commence with a site visit to at least one bridge. There is no requirement for this to be a ‘live’ site.
Participants need to be supported in their work by a mentor. This person can be from industry or alternatively could be an activity lead or a group leader.
Activity Aims: CREST Awards aim to raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) amongst young people and to highlight the careers linked to these subjects.
By the end of the project participants should have produced a site plan of the bridge and surrounding area and an individual reflective report on what they have learned. They should also outline each individual’s role within the team
Audience (Recommended Age): 11-16 years.
Group Size: We recommend a maximum group size of 15–20, with four or five in each team. Companies hosting site visits may need to restrict numbers accessing a ‘live’ site at a given time.
Further Information: For full details on the activity please see the Activity Cover Sheet which provides information on:
- Preparation and Resources required
- Curriculum /Sector/Employability Skills links
- Extension Activities
- Suggested Timetable
General Activity Information:
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Activity Cover SheetDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Employer PowerpointDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Activity Leads GuideDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - National Curriculum Mapping (England)DOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Tour Guide for ParticipantsDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Participant BriefDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Participant Visit WorksheetDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Participant Guide to Critical Path AnalysisDOWNLOAD
Building Bridges CREST Challenge - Critical Path Planning TableDOWNLOAD