In Design and Technology Year 1 have been exploring ‘Structures’. They have built up their engineering knowledge about what is needed to make a structure sturdy and safe.  We researched famous buildings such as ‘The Leaning Tower of Pisa’ in Italy and looked at what created its famous lean and whether this is safe. Following on from this we explored how to make different joins and folds such as an L-brace, feet, slots and tabs to prepare for creating our own structures.  When making our own structures we designed them to have a wide base to make them stable; they are carefully balanced and perpendicular to the table.