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Bridging the age gap thanks to The One Show

Nine-year-olds Alex and Hannah and six-year-old Faye load test their paper tube bridge to see how much weight it can hold before it collapses.

They were three of many children from the North East who took part in a special two-day festival run by BBC’s The One Show.

ICE North East was approached by the BBC to run a stand in the Science Zone at the festival in Gateshead to show children the excitement of a career in engineering. The stand held the ever popular “build a bridge” competition, where children are asked to construct a model bridge using just paper, nuts and bolts then see which bridge could carry the heaviest weight

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