School participates in bridge building competition

2016-08-11 06:00
 Photo: supplied The Protec team who finished fourth overall with their bridge weighing 310 newtons. From left: Noluthando Zondo, Innocent Zulu and S’lindokuhle Zulu.

Photo: supplied The Protec team who finished fourth overall with their bridge weighing 310 newtons. From left: Noluthando Zondo, Innocent Zulu and S’lindokuhle Zulu.

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THREE teams from Protec Tongaat participated in the SAICE Inter-schools Bridge Building competition at UKZN recently.

Organised by the SA Institute of Civil Engineers, the aim of the competition is to give young people the opportunity to test their skills and aptitude in engineering concepts and develop their math and science skills in a fun and interesting way.

Over 30 teams from 12 different schools participated in the KZN competition

Each team was given a bundle of 25 strips of balsa wood and a pack of Pratley adhesive and the competition was to see whose bridge could carry the heaviest load.

“We are very proud of our teams who were placed fourth and eighth overall carrying loads of 310 and 180 newtons respectively,” said Protec manager Marion Takis.

Congratulations to Ferndale Secondary who won the competition for the second year running.

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