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St Swithuns CE Primary School

Year 5 MAD Museum visit

What fun was had when Elm Class visited The Mechanical Art and Design Museum in Stratford upon Avon on Tuesday 7 June. Children relished the opportunity to see and interact with a wide range of automata. ( An automaton is a control mechanism designed to  follow a predetermined sequence of operations.)

The trip acts as a stimulus for our Design and Technology objectives this term. Children will investigate cam mechanisms and toys that contain them, after discovering how different shaped cams can alter the movement of the follower they will design, make and evaluate their own moving toy with a cam mechanism.

We can’t wait to see the creations of our young designers!