Yesterday, we were very lucky to be able to travel to Beamish Living Museum and take part in their windmill competition. We have worked hard over the past few weeks to design, make and test a class windmill, and we had to present this to a panel of judges – as well as putting it through a test of lifting five 10p coins! The judges liked that our design was lightweight and that we had gone through a careful testing process, making decisions about the angles of the sails and the stability of the base.
We also had the opportunity to ride on a tram, to look around the museum, and to take part in a workshop where we made rockets that were powered by an old-fashioned bicycle pump. It was a fabulous day and, although we unfortunately didn’t win the competition, we have a lot to be proud of.
Here are just some of our highlights…
Riding on the tram!
Making sweets as the Victorians once did – we were lucky enough to get a sample of a cough sweet which tasted like strawberry and liquorice.
Using an old fashioned ink pen in the bank
A picnic in the Events Field
The winners of the rocket challenge, with their rocket which travelled the furthest out of all of the groups!
The children are working hard on our display for the judges.
Our display and final model, ready for judging! It will be at Beamish this weekend for visitors to look at.
Class photo with our display
Waiting for the winner to be announced….
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