Our Shaduff is ready to assemble
A lesson on the science
The explanatory diagram by Mr Rose of Shetland field Studies Trust
Success on the model
Lashing the full size version
A moment's rest
A tight knot to hold everything together.
The Shaduff is closer to the burn.
Success - we have water!
Working the Shaduff
A bucket full of water.
A brief demonstration
Scooping up the water
The water is extracted
Another successful go.
The Shaduff collapses under the strain.
There's always one pseudo-Egyptian who gets wet.
Yes, we made a shaduff as part of our ES topic on the Ancient Egyptians. A shaduff is used to draw water out of the Nile to irrigate fields. Not having the Nile at our disposal, we used the burn at the beach. Our attempts to build were successful, but our attempts to draw water were slightly less effective, but we still managed.
Thank you to Mr Rose of Shetland Field Studies Trust for coming, teaching & helping us.