Wind in Your Sails

Wow! A huge congratulations to Year 5, who walked away with the 'Best Design' Award at the Beamish 'Wind in Your Sails' competition.  The children have worked so hard to design and build a fully functioning Windmill out of K'Nex pieces. The judges were so impressed with that we have managed to connect the project to all our areas of our learning - especially with the work we have done in RE and linking Wind power to the Holy Spirit! They loved looking through the books we brought with us showing off all our hard work. Our Windmill suffered a bit of a battering in transport but still managed to work with a few last minute tweaks. It eventually raised a grand total of 15 coins! After a grilling from the judges, we spent the rest of the day competing in a bridge building competition and taking part in a 'chocolate welding activity'. What a fun day!