Budding engineers had the opportunity to help build a 17 metre suspension bridge at their school.

As part of the Institute of Civil Engineers - Bridge to Schools Project, five STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) ambassadors came along to help Year 5 and 6 pupils at Northop Hall CP School build the bridge.

Lynne Harrison-Bowen, headteacher said: “We give science a high profile at the school. We regularly plan STEM activities which involve aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths.

“We hope that children develop confidence in these areas and will hopefully study these subjects at a higher level when they move onto secondary school.

“The bridge building day was fantastic as it gave the children the opportunity to solve problems, use a range of maths, science and engineering skills whilst working alongside people who work in the world of science and engineering.”