Creative Bridges STEM Event

Creative Bridges was a STEM Event supported by Royal Academy of Engineering and run by Queen’s University Belfast. It was a one day workshop hosted by Dr John McKinley from the Civil Engineering Department at QUB aimed at giving students the opportunity to meet and work alongside engineers from local companies to solve a practical design problem.

Glenlola Collegiate entered 2 teams of 5 Year 11 and 12 pupils who were set the task of designing and building a bridge to span a gap of 80cm whilst adhering to a number of predetermined design criteria. The teams had to first design their structures before building and testing their practical outcomes.


All of the girls involved thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it extremely beneficial to meet with the local engineers and expand their own skills and  knowledge through this fun event. The teams were very successful coming 1st and 2nd in this event which included teams from Bangor Grammar and Lismore Craigavon.