Flying Start Challenge
Students in Year 9 participated in the Flying Start Challenge today -- a STEM competition for schools in the Southwest run by five aerospace companies. During their science lessons, the students learned all about the dynamics of flight and then worked in small groups to create the perfect paper airplane. Later in the session they had a competition to see which paper airplanes flew furthest. Some soared out the school hall and through the foyer (much to the confusion of passing staff members!) The top flyers will advance to the next level of the competition next week -- to design, build and test a glider.