Pupils build bridges at Bury museum’s popular LEGO exhibition

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-115208009
Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-115208009
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Pupils from a Bury St Edmunds school built LEGO bridges during a workshop to tie in with Moyse’s Hall Museum’s latest exhibition.

Working in teams and using a set amount of bricks, about 40 children from Howard Primary had to construct a bridge strong enough to hold a weight.

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-120311009

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-120311009

The workshop, part of a series open to schools in the area, is linked to the museum’s ‘Brick City’ exhibition, which features 60 scale LEGO replicas of famous buildings and landmarks from five continents.

Dan Clarke, interpretation officer at the museum, said: “The pupils learnt a variety of skills - team building, architectural and engineering while also learning about pressure points on bridges.

“For the workshops there’s a historical option if they want to make a historical landmark and shape building so we’ve a school coming in to do 3D shape building.

“The exhibition is going really well - we’re really pleased with it and there’s been a real positive response.”

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall''Pictured: Liam Bailey (9) with a model of St Pancras Station ANL-160125-115437009

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall''Pictured: Liam Bailey (9) with a model of St Pancras Station ANL-160125-115437009

The museum will soon take delivery of a LEGO Moyse’s Hall and Abbey Gate from independent LEGO builder Rhys Knight.

The exhibition runs until April 24.

Places are still available for the school workshops. To book, contact Mr Clarke at the museum on 01284 757160.

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall''Pictured: Emily Ashton (9) and Luke Etherington (9) with a model of the Olympic Stadium ANL-160125-115837009

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall''Pictured: Emily Ashton (9) and Luke Etherington (9) with a model of the Olympic Stadium ANL-160125-115837009

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-114759009

Howard Primary School visited Brick City at Moyses Hall ANL-160125-114759009