Year 5 compete in RAF 'Fly to the Line' competition

On Tuesday 4th May 2018, a group of Year 5 pupils (Rayan, Olta, Zoard, Juillanna) who have been attending the Science Club after school have been designing, making and flying their own gliders. As they were the winning team from the club, they were then taken to the regional finals at The de Havilland Aircraft Museum in Shenley, where they competed against 11 other schools in the RAF 'Fly to the Line' competition. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and worked extremely hard.

They were first given the task to design a new glider using foam in just under an hour, using the resources provided. With adult support, they cut and glued the elements of their gliders together, tested the balance and modified their gliders to make them fly as far as possible. The children had the opportunity to look around the museum and talk to members of the Navy to gain inspiration and gather advice. Once their gliders were complete, they then raced them against other schools. Despite not winning, they did extremely well and it was a very close competition. Overall, it was a fun filled and educational day and we are very proud of how the children performed. A huge well done to them all!

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