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Managing partner of construction company Stagfield Group challenges Southwell pupils to build spaghetti bridges

A managing partner of a construction company has challenged school students to build a sturdy bridge out of spaghetti.

Kevin Hard, of Stagfield Group, who is working on a development off Nottingham Road, Southwell, hopes to teach pupils the basics of construction in a out-of-school learning session.

He said one of the objectives as a company was to give back to young people and educate them on the construction industry.

Stagfield Group at their previous competition for school children. (24010547)
Stagfield Group at their previous competition for school children. (24010547)

Kevin said the hands-on project would see pupils visit his company’s Southwell site, study before and after pictures of planning project developments, and explore the different roles and jobs within construction.

He said the day would end with a fun and practical test ­— a spaghetti bridge competition.

“They will be tasked with building a spaghetti bridge to ultimately test how good it is and what they have learnt,” he said.

“It is a test for destruction.”

The final projects will be shown in the Advertiser on January 23.

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