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Meccano man


I support the suggestion made by your correspondent (NCE 7 June) that Meccano be adopted by schools to assist in the study of construction. Unfortunately it is my experience that teachers expect children to construct things using Lego, which although it has some merits, is absolutely hopeless for modelling structures or demonstrating mechanics.

Christopher Ward, 29 Padgate, Thorpe End, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5DG

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