MetroBus contractor Alun Griffiths builds bridges with schools

Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 9:59 pm by SH (Editor)

Staff from Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd present the 'Bridge to Schools' project at Little Stoke Primary School.

Alun Griffiths’ Community Liaison Officers Gail Jones and Carys Gwillym visited Little Stoke Primary School on 19th November with the Institution of Civil Engineers ‘Bridge to Schools’ initiative.

Bridge to Schools is a hands-on activity that gives pupils the opportunity to build a model 15 metre long, cable-stayed bridge (the same design as the Second Severn Crossing) from plywood and aluminium sections, whilst wearing hard hats, high-visibility vests, gloves and goggles.

Staff from Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd present the 'Bridge to Schools' project at Little Stoke Primary School.Twenty-three Year Five pupils took part in the session, constructing the bridge successfully. After the bridge had been built, each child and their teachers got the chance to walk across the bridge and test their engineering skills.

As well as having fun, pupils have the opportunity to enhance their learning in a range of National Curriculum subjects, solve engineering problems and learn about health & safety issues.

If your school would be interested in taking part in this programme, please contact Carys Gwillym on 0845 86 22 327 or

“If you have any community projects or initiatives we may be able to assist with, please also get in touch,” says Carys.

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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