Lincoln school children catapulted into Medieval challenge

School children from Lincoln got the chance to hurl cows and boulders in a barbaric Medieval fashion at a castle wall as part of an unusual science project.

Thirty Year Six students from Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School took part in Junior Siege Engineers, a challenge organised by the Lincoln University Technical College (UTC).

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

They were tasked with building a working Trebuchet in order to destroy an enemy’s castle walls, using animals and boulders as ammunition (toy animals that is) during the experiment on Monday, January 22.

Lincoln UTC, the city’s specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school, designed the challenge to engage primary school pupils and make them aware of how STEM subjects play a vital role in most areas of life.

Vice Principal, Stuart Hamer was joined by four Year 10 engineering students in delivering the exciting project.

At the end of a hard fought campaign, in which all of the armies successfully raised their castle wall to the ground, the children posed for photos dressed as medieval soldiers.