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Stamford Hill youngsters’ spaghetti and marshmallow towers

PUBLISHED: 16:10 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:10 31 January 2013

Mother Gulsen Alagoz and son Atakan,seven, build up an spaguetti tower at the Science Day in Tyssen Community Primary School.

Mother Gulsen Alagoz and son Atakan,seven, build up an spaguetti tower at the Science Day in Tyssen Community Primary School.

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Youngsters had fun building the tallest towers they could out of raw spaghetti and marshmallows at a Stamford Hill primary school this week.

Parents were invited into Tyssen school in Oldhill Street to join in with the foody fun as part of science week.

“The children thought it was hilarious, some of them the towers weren’t able to stay up, they just fell over but everyone was having so much fun it didn’t really matter,” said science and sustainability co-ordinator Alex Gwinnett.

He continued: “The idea is basically to start honing their architectural skills and choosing adequate materials and the mathematics in angles.

“Spaghetti and marshmallows are nice and easy to get hold of, you can just build pyramids or bridges, the marshmallows are the gelling agent and the raw spaghetti is like the poles.

“What we need to do at the school is to bring in the community, so it was a nice opportunity for parents to see what happens at the school.”


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