Great Whelnetham pupils do jelly well at Suffolk Show

Great Whelnetham School's winning  jelly tower is measured at Suffolk Show
Great Whelnetham School's winning jelly tower is measured at Suffolk Show

Jelly bricks that didn’t wobble helped Great Whelnetham School win a £500 first prize at the Suffolk Show yesterday.

Four primary schools took part in the jelly tower building competition organised by King Edward VI School, West Suffolk College and the Institute of Physics, which allowed the budding young scientists in year five to use foodstuff to hold their jellies together.

Joe Gremel  and Charles Nugent, who came first in the Carpentry and Joinery competition at the Suffolk Show, being presented with their prizes by Lord Iveagh.

Joe Gremel and Charles Nugent, who came first in the Carpentry and Joinery competition at the Suffolk Show, being presented with their prizes by Lord Iveagh.

Great Whelnetham built brick after brick of cous cous reinforced jelly and watched it stand tall for ten minutes while Westgate, All Saints and Ickworth Park schools watched their not so strong and stable efforts collapse.

In the end Great Whelnetham’s tower reached 78cms, so they won £500 donated by West Suffolk College to spend on science, technology, engineering and maths equipment.

However, Professor Chris Higgins awarded All Saints a first place for the workbook completed by the pupils.

The more professional side of building was shown by West Suffolk College, Milburn Campus students Joe Gremel from Thetford and Charles Nugent from Dunmow who came first in the carpentry and joinery competition at the show and were presented with their prizes by Suffolk Agricultural Association president Lord Iveagh.