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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!
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.
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!
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.
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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