Maths and Science at Southwark Cathedral

Today 44 children from years 3 and 4 across the cluster have come together to to explore the Science and Maths that went into making Southwark Cathedral and use some of the techniques that the master masons used when the first cathedral was built on the site in Medieval times. In the morning, Maths was the focus, as children made their own clinometers to measure angles and elevation. They estimated the height of the building, which they checked by sending a balloon on a string to the ceiling, then measuring the string length with a trundle wheel. The children also demonstrated their skills in using a set square and a pair of compasses.