Every Friday at Arc Oakbridge School starts with special team challenges, often the children against staff (last week's penalty shootout was a tie!) but this week it was a class Vs class bridge building contest.
The two outstanding entries came from Birch/Pine class combined and Cherry class. Birch / Pine class created Straw Bridge, a draw bridge complete with a castle and a moat. Cherry class used a series of triangles to create a strong structure named The Final Straw. During the judging process, Cherry class played The Final Countdown in the background, but were unwilling to share any trade and design secrets in fear of industrial espionage!
Arc Oakbridge School is a specialist school in central Birmingham for children and young people with High Functioning Autism. The school offers a calm, low arousal, safe, positive and nurturing place where young people with a primary need of high functioning autism (ASC), including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated complex needs can learn and grow. They focus on maximising every individuals’ potential to develop into a confident, secure, well-adjusted and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.
What fantastic construction work, well done to everyone who took part at the school!