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The Royal Engineers last week piloted an engineering challenge for schoolchildren in London's east end. They split 160 children into teams and asked them to plan out a refugee camp in Ethiopia, culminating in the construction of a scale model bridge which was tested to destruction. The challenge was aimed at children who have shown ability in maths and the sciences, and who are about to choose their GCSEs. The day got a unanimous thumbs up from children and organisers alike, and host organisation Local Labour in Construction is now looking for sponsorship to allow the challenge to be run on a regular basis

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