Wednesday 27th June was a very proud day for the school as two teams from Year 5 travelled to Birmingham to take part in the national finals of the Jaguar F1 in schools project. Following their success in the regional finals the teams had worked hard to prepare for the big day, and conducted themselves fantastically during a series of tough and demanding challenges.
The day began with an early start for everyone and a 5 a.m. wake up call! In order to arrive at the venue with sufficient time to set up and prepare the minibus set off at 6:15 a.m. and after a short nap by some we arrived safely at the venue in time. The event took place at the Birmingham Thinktank, a huge museum of Science and Engineering, and an excellent venue which captivated the children’s imagination.
During the day the children had various tasks to perform and carry out. In every one, they worked as a team, and showed why they had been selected for the event. Comments were made on numerous occasions about their attitude and enthusiasm, and I was proud of them all.
Unfortunately, after a long day and much hard work, the two teams fell just short of the mark as two very strong teams, who had previously taken part in the event, swept all of the prizes. However, even though some of the children were disappointed they are now certainly in a stronger position for next year should they have the chance to compete once again. In addition they have learnt masses about the life of an engineer and what they may look forward to if they continue to work hard in Mathematics and Science throughout school.
Well done to all involved!