Dunholme Children Throw Themselves Into Medieval Lincoln UTC Challenge

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School children on the outskirts of Lincoln got to hurl cows and boulders as they tried to raise a mock castle wall to the ground today as part of a science project with a difference.

Thirty, Year Six, pupils at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School were taking part in Junior Siege Engineers, a challenge organised by the Lincoln University Technical College (UTC) to mark 2018 being named Year of Engineering by HM Government

The ten and eleven-year-old children were tasked to build a working Trebuchet with the aim of being the first to destroy a mock castle wall by launching toy animals and boulders at it!

Lincoln UTC, the city’s specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school, designed the Junior Siege Engineers challenge to engage primary school pupils and make them aware of how STEM subjects play a vital role in most areas of life.

The challenge was delivered by Lincoln UTC’s Vice Principal, Stuart Hamer and four Year 10 engineering students.