Shakespeare week – Museum of Art and Design (MAD), Stratford-Upon-Avon

Year 6 pupils had a fascinating time visiting the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Tuesday 21st March.

The museum has an unusual collection of machines based on mechanical engineering, fused with art.  Heath Robinson’s designs and bizarre contraptions have inspired much of the work on display.

The curiosities captured the imagination of everyone and the children had the opportunity to build their own marble runs on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.  Most of the work on display is interactive, allowing the pupils to study the designs in action and work out how each functioned.

Following the visit, prizes were awarded in assembly for the best MAD designs and these went to Areesha Jafferi, Arianne Eddy and Catherine Chung.

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