Learners at Hinckley have been using shapes to build buildings, with no bricks and cement needed.

The learners looked at which shapes provide the strongest and most stable structures to engineer their own model buildings.

Kerry Newton, Site Lead Teacher at R.E.A.L. said: “By using a construction kit and exploration of different techniques and discussions, the learners discovered that triangles are more stable than quadrilaterals.”

The learners also looked at the physics behind this and then started looking at how best to make the base of a structure stable.Kerry said: “Once this was understood, learners were able to construct very tall stable buildings and structures that resembled the Empire State building and the Eiffel Tower.”