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Ship Shape

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Pupils will learn about the principles of being a marine engineer. This hands on activity involves pupils designing and making their own model ship and testing it's seaworthiness!

During this session pupils will develop the following skills:

  • Team work
  • Design and Technology
  • Application of basic physics i.e. stability, buoyancy, efficiency and drag.

This activity can either be ran in your school or we can host you at the University.

We are quite flexible with this activity if you wish us to incorporate local history, career profiles, roleplays or geography please let us know.


  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Worksheet: Activity, how to build your own cargo ship

Enquire or Book Now

To discuss the event in more detail or to book you can use the blue enquiry form to the right of this page. Alternatively you can contact our Marine Education Officer by email or by telephone: 0191 202 3066.

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Design Technology
  • Physics
  • Marine Science
  • Resources
  • Events in School
  • Events on Campus
  • Y 3
  • Y 4
  • Y 5
  • Y 6
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • KS 2
  • KS 3