Young Engineers Junior School

On Monday 25th February 2019, Year 1 went to the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, for a Young Engineers workshop. The children explored this opportunity to problem solve through collaboration in groups as they came to understand simple machines including pulleys, gears, wheels and axles. They were fascinated by Ancient Greek “automata” (automated machines) including a striking wooden servant statue that moved and poured water or wine when a glass was put in her hand. The children saw how the Ancient Greeks had used technology in their temples to make people believe in the gods.