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Magnificent festive rocket cars sign off a brilliant year!

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments · For pupils, For teachers, Fun Stuff, inventions, new workshops, rockets, science workshops, workshop photos

What a fantastic time I had on Wednesday at the most excellent St Christopher’s primary, where pupils made some super-fast rocket cars to launch across the hall with the ultimate challenge of keeping them on the straight and narrow of our specially made (masking tape 🙂 track. P1010035
Everyone really got stuck in to create and modify their designs to run as straight as possible, by adding wings on the side and top, with quite a few starting to look like formula one cars!
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The day had started with just the paper rockets aimed at targets before the chassis was added to each one to turn it into a rocket car.
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After lots of fun at the final launch, we went to watch some videos of some real space rocket launches, including the launch of a space shuttle which Mrs Rudd, the class teacher, had actually seen in real life!
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The fun then continued in the afternoon by looking at two very different inventions, the steam train and morse code, where pupils ended a brilliant day in their inventions topic by powering our model Stephenson’s Rocket around a track and sending secret messages to their friends.
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I would like to end by saying a very big thank you for letting me end the year on such a brilliant day with a bunch of teachers and pupils who were an absolute pleasure to work with. Until next time, ta ta for now!
Mr B

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