Griffiths encourage children to get creative with home bridge building challenge

Griffiths’ Community Engagement Team are helping parents make home schooling fun and engaging during the COVID-19 situation with a social media #BridgeBuildingChallenge.

Griffiths have teamed up with Cleveland Bridge UK, whose principal activity is the fabrication and erection of steel bridges, to design and construct bridges from Lego and other items from around the home and share photos of their structures on social media.

Both companies are also engaging with local schools who can use the challenge to provide a fun STEM-based activity while their pupils are learning from home.

Having only launched the challenge on Thursday, a huge number of bridges have already been built and shared via the Griffiths Twitter feed. We’ve seen structures made of Lego, Duplo, cereal boxes, toilet rolls and even some bigger timber bridges built in the garden!

Griffiths Director Huw Llywelyn said: “We are hoping the challenge set by our Community Engagement Team will help parents find engaging, educational activities for their children during these difficult times. The Bridge Building Challenge is a great STEM activity which, hopefully, might unearth a few aspiring Civil Engineers!”

“We’ve already seen some fantastic, innovative structures – capable of holding tins of beans and even supporting the builder themselves. We can’t wait to see more of the amazing bridges the children come up with and we will continue to share pictures of their super structures on our social media pages”.