Dore Soars to Success!

posted 26 Apr 2013, 02:46 by Sarah Drazek   [ updated 26 Apr 2013, 02:46 by Richard Hanks ]
A team of children from Y4, Y5 and Y6 have been developing their skills as 'Rocket Scientists' in recent weeks and yesterday were rewarded by coming first in 'The Don Valley Stadium Rocket Challenge Event'.Their water-powered rocket travelled almost the whole length of the central grass area - largely a result of Aaron's careful calculations as to the correct amount of water! The day also invoved making stomp rockets, a delay-timer device and a challenge of building the tallest launch pad from spaghetti and marshmallows - congratulations, Mr Hanks, on your leadership skills with this one! The children travelled home on tram and bus, excitedly clutching their prize for the school of a telescope.