The Year 5 pupils had a wonderful day this week, taking part in a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenges set by the RAF.
The first challenge involved designing and making a paper and card rocket to be launched using an air pressure pump. The children considered aspects of their design in order to make their rockets as streamlined as possible. The second challenge was to work in small teams to design and construct a variety of shapes and structures out of giant Meccano pieces. The final challenge was to launch the rockets and measure how far they travelled. Many of the rockets exceeded 50 metres in distance!
Thank you to the RAF for organising such a fun and stimulating day!