Greek Parthenon building

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This afternoon we had Martin from Architecture workshops in to show us how to make a Greek Temple. We used garden canes and rubber bands. We started by making triangles and then combining 3 triangles to make a 3d pyramid. This became our base.

We then made squares and checked them with our right angle checkers. We combined our squares together then added support columns . We then made it 3d by adding a roof.

After that we had a nerve racking challenge of lifting the roof above our heads. Would it all hold together?

It was a fantastic experience and helped us to understand the shapes involved in building structures.