Er, actually, it IS rocket science…

Year 7 enjoyed a friendly competition on the last day of term. Students had had two Maths lessons to design and make a wind-powered rocket car, and on Wednesday they were put to the test. The Year Group splits into two, so there were two parallel competitions. The mini-project is part of our commitment to STEM subjects, and as well as design, engineering and problem-solving students used soft skills of leadership and teamwork. It was also a different activity than usual, and was fun. Students took the competition in good spirit, and the friendly rivalry continued even in the later knock-out stages.

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The course, viewed from the finishing line !

The course, viewed from the finishing line !

Blue Population (and Race-Off) winners Jonny, Owen, Lorenzo and Maya with Dr Turl and Mr Hewlett

Blue Population (and Race-Off) winners Jonny, Owen, Lorenzo and Maya with Dr Turl and Mr Hewlett

Red Population Winners Jake, Izaak, Sydney and Millie with Dr Turl

Red Population Winners Jake, Izaak, Sydney and Millie with Dr Turl