During the past two years, Avenel Primary School has been committed to expanding its science and technology curriculum.
As a school, we seek to expose students to the excitement, wonder, challenge and curiosity that are embedded in the science curriculum.
Recently, we sought to bring this same philosophy to the broader community through our Science Week celebrations.
As part of our celebration of national Science Week, we challenged the community to construct a freestanding spaghetti bridge that could support a 500g weight.
Our school was buzzing with activity as parents, grandparents and students rose to the challenge of constructing a spaghetti bridge.
The engagement across the school was truly stunning, with large numbers of parents and grandparents present at every year level.
We certainly unearthed some budding engineers in our community, with a large number of bridges succeeding in supporting the required 500g weight.
Even more impressively, many of the bridges that passed the initial stress test went on to comfortably support 2kg.
Given the scientific and engineering talent we have discovered, we are already planning on how to raise the bar in 2018.