Building Boats and Bridges – Builds Teamwork!

Perelman Jewish Day School
Each year our students join with Barrack middle schoolers in a Boats and Bridges challenge that encourages creative problem-solving and teambuilding as groups work together to engineer structures able to withstand a load capacity test. This exciting process takes place over a number of days and rotates between the Forman Center and Stern Center, culminating at Barrack Hebrew Academy for final presentations, where the students demonstrate their design and testing processes to a panel of teachers and staff.
Collaboration, leadership, experimentation and perseverance are all integral to a Perelman education and the Boats and Bridges challenge enhances each of these skills. Thanks to inventive programs like this, our students are empowered to become tomorrow’s thought leaders and innovators!

Forman Center

Kindergarten - Grade 5  •  7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027  •  215-635-3130

Stern Center

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 5 and Administrative Offices  •  49 Haverford, Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  •  610-658-2518