Every year our Science and Technology Competition gives us an exciting afternoon’s final, and this year was no exception. It was, once again, a very close final with only 10 points separating first and second place. The 2014 winner was Benjamin with his heavy duty and reliable machine – ‘Gluey Ball’. Well done to Benjamin who went one better than his second place last year. In second place was Sam with his version of a medieval catapult – ‘Sam’s Star Shooter’. In third were last year’s winners, William and Rebecca with their ingenious ‘Rebilliam II’.
The prize for the most ingenious entry was judged by two teachers from Toot Hill School science department who talked to all the children about their models and how they operated. The winners in this category were Oliver and Thomas with their model ‘Double Trouble’. The judges were very impressed with the way the Wilson brothers could calibrate both angle and power. This year’s most artistic entry went to Anna for her colourful and musical entry – ‘Fire Notes’.
I would like to thank all those who took part and all parents, carers and grandparents who helped make the wonderful contraptions on show. Here are some photos from the finals afternoon: