Had a fantastic day working with the Community Learning Partnerships team at New Oak Primary. We were delivering the second session of a Bloodhound SSC related programme. The children and their parents built rockets and launched them using a compressed air unit. Around 50m height achieved with a piece of A4 paper, a plastic nose cone and some card fins. Next week is the third session where they will build a car using K'Nex and attach the same rocket system but fire it across the hall. Can't wait to see them start designing and building their own solid rocket motor…
Shirehampton Primary school are participating in the Seeds for Change Project in collaboration with the University of Bristol and Arnolfini. In order to make best use of a piece of ground in need of development, Best Education drew up plans to create a series of planters and benches. The planters were to be themed as boats to fit in with the idea of ships and ballast.  Students from the University will be working as volunteers to help the children in Year 4 plant grow their own ballast gardens. Below are some pictures showing various stages of the process.     …

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