Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials.
The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about the environment and people’s impact upon it.
To support the school, Jackson Civil Engineering, the contractors for the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project, and Calderdale Council’s major projects team were on hand to help students with their model and share their construction and project management knowledge.
The task of building a model of the Humber Bridge, the UK’s longest single-span suspension bridge and the eighth longest in the world, has given students an exciting opportunity to learn more about the construction industry. All of the students got really involved, building, painting, drawing and coming up with some very innovative solutions.
Introducing local students to the exciting career opportunities in construction and engineering supports the Council’s priority to build a sustainable future. This is just one of the ways that the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project is helping to achieve our sustainable future. The highway improvements will facilitate economic growth through improved accessibility and will promote active and sustainable travel modes, with quicker and more practical journeys for public transport, cyclists and pedestrians.