Adam Arscott

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ICE Celebrate 200 Years

Hosted by the Institute of Civil Engineers in celebration of their 200th anniversary, the ICE 200 Civil Engineering Extravaganza was a great success. It was held at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard, Plymouth on Saturday 23rd June. The turnout was great as lots of families arrived to celebrate this event and enjoy a unique day out.

The event was aimed at encouraging the next generation to pursue a career in Civil Engineering and STEM related careers in a fun and interactive way.

Jubb’s stall was close to the entrance and could be easily recognised by the bright red shirts and hordes of children surrounding the table trying to make the strongest bridge (or maybe just trying to get to the sweets). As part of the day, Jubb set a challenge to create the strongest bridge possible using only paper and paper clips; the strength of the bridge was then tested by seeing how many pennies the bridge could hold before collapsing.

The challenge proved to be very popular and the stall was busy for most of the day, with some very strong bridges holding hundreds of pennies. Overall, the entire day was a huge success and a great day out for families.