ICE Bridge to Schools

We take the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Bridge to Schools to schools across Wales and the West of England to give young people the opportunity to build a miniature version of the Second Severn Crossing.

Using a 12m model cable-stayed bridge, children experience bridge building at first-hand, while wearing hard hats, high-vis vests, gloves and goggles. After the bridge has been built, each child gets the chance to walk across to test their engineering skills.

The activity is mainly aimed at primary schools, but visits to secondary schools can also be arranged. Each bridge-building session is presented by one of our Engineers, supported by a Public Liaison Officer.

How to request a Bridge to School visit:

With civil engineering facing an ageing workforce and impending skills shortage, now is the time to encourage young people into the field – by emphasising how more women are entering the profession and how future civil engineers can earn while they learn through Apprenticeships. The Bridge to Schools programme does exactly that, showcasing the dynamic side of civil engineering and the promising future it offers young people.

To arrange a Bridge to School visit please contact your project Public Liaison Officer.

Contact details can be found on each project page here.