Giant origami boat launched on Southwark boating lake
A giant origami boat captained by a descendent of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been launched on a lake in south London.
Almost 100 metres of paper were used to create the 12ft (3.7m) long boat - which can carry one person at a time.
The boat was launched by school children on Southwark Park boating lake.
Engineer Morwenna Wilson, 32, who is a direct descendent of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, captained the maiden voyage.
Ms Wilson, the great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of Brunel, said: "Engineering runs in my family and I really want to show young people that this career can open doors to amazing opportunities and adventures."
Brunel designed the 19th Century long-distance passenger ship the SS Great Britain - which was built out of iron.
The paper boat, designed by a group of engineers, was launched to promote The Big Bang Fair - a celebration of science and technology for young people which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 11-14 March.