As part of our topic on Newcastle, we have been discussing what local iconic images we would use to design our own Geordie flag…  The Tyne Bridge was a VERY popular icon!  We were then challenged to create our own 3D model bridge using ONLY paper straws, and we HAD to make the iconic arches stand alone, WITHOUT the aid of tape or glue!!  Again, we were excited to accept and meet this challenge, using the end of the straws to make dowel joints, relieved when we could use masking tape to add our decorative pieces!

Take a look at our completed models: