On the 16 August Year 6 students at St Thomas' in Springwood participated in an excursion to the Lower Blue Mountains and Penrith areas. The students, as part of a Science unit , were investigating the design principles of contemporary and historic bridges in the local area in order to develop urban solutions.
The students had the opportunity to walk across the newly constructed pedestrian bridge spanning the Nepean river at Penrith, the Yandhai Nepean Crossing. After that the students 'stepped back in time' to the mid 1860's to view and sketch the Knapsack Viaduct at Lapstone.
It was a great day for the students and special thanks must be extended to the generous parent helpers that assisted with transport on the day.