On Thursday 7th May, year 4 classes from local primary schools were invited to take part in the 2015 Technology Challenge sponsored by the Potters Bar Rotary Club. Little Heath, Wroxham and Oakmere were the other 3 schools that took part in the competition.
The focus this year was Jitterbugs. Children had to make a jitterbug using a platform, electrical circuit and a motor. They tested different arrangements for the components and added blue tack to different parts of the apparaturs to see what changes this made to the way the jitterbugs moved. Some whizzed around in circles, others careered along a straighter path, but fun was had as some of the blue tack flew missile like across the school hall.
Once the platform had been assembled and the jitterbug was moving, the children could create a design for their creation. There was great diversity in the themes chosen, from minibeasts to aliens, birds, Minecraft characters and even a footballer scoring a goal.
Once the jitterbugs were complete the children showed the audience their finished articles and demonstrated how well they moved. The Rotary Club members then chose the winners, based on the deisgns the children had created. The judging was made difficult this year as all of the jitterbugs were of a very high standard.
However, Leah B, Lauren M, Liam J and Daniel N from Ladbrooke were delighted to be announced as the winners for their inventive designs and were presented with the winners plaque.
Well done team Ladbrooke - a fabulous effort!! We are all extremely proud of you, you are a credit to the school.
Have a look at their winning designs in the photo gallery below. What would you have made?