The resilience of the pupils in making the robots especially, was really impressive.
Not only were they expected to make the robot individually, most had no experience in this kind of process and some of the wiring was pretty fiddly too. Despite this I believe there was a 100% success rate and the robots were trundling around the science block like Chihuahuas on leads or being used to play football. Some were even converted into sumo robots and used to battle each other.
In the afternoon students created rockets that were fired across the school field using foot pumps to provide the pressure. Some of the designs were pretty impressive, as well as the distances achieved. The Year 9 pupils were excellent during the day and approached the tasks with a great attitude making the day enjoyable, hopefully, for them, but also the staff. The only casualties of the day were the foot pumps, they just couldn’t cope with the pressure…
Mr S Hendry