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The Marshmallow Challenge

As part of our science programme sixth class took on 'The Marshmallow Challenge.' This is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in innovation, collaboration and creativity.  The task was simple (or so it seemed):  in eighteen minutes, teams had to build the tallest free-standing structure out of spaghetti, tape, string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow had to be on top of the freestanding structure at the end of the eighteen minutes.