Over the last couple of weeks our class has been learning about electricity and how to build simple circuits. Our final circuit building task was to use our knowledge of batteries, joining methods, components, conductors and insulators in developing our own switches using common materials. We were given card, foil, corks, drawing pins, paper clips and electrical tape. We looked at lots of different switches found around our school to start with. Then we applied our new knowledge of twist, press, and pull switches to create our own designs. After an afternoon of creating and problem solving, inventing solutions ‘on the hoof’ we ALL managed to make working switches!