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Year 5 Boys Achieve Challenge Day Success

A group of Year 5 Lanesborough boys came 1st and 2nd at The Royal School's Challenge day.

The day was broken up into 4 different tasks. Lanesborough came 1st and 2nd out of 16 boy groups.   Well done boys!

Lanesborough B – 1st

  • Oscar Smith
  • Christian Downey
  • Tom Stork
  • Matthew Turner

Lanesborough A - 2nd

  • Dorian Sorensen
  • Rhys Hopkins
  • Tom Postance
  • Charlie Edwards

Science - Build an airship

  They were given many items including plastic bottle, elastic bands, a propeller and 3 helium balloons. They had to design an aircraft to carry jelly baby passengers over a certain distance. The distance was marked out with 4 distance land marks. Bonus points were given for each distance mark crossed.

Marks were awarded for consideration of the following:

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Design
  • Number of passengers
  • Distance travelled

Information Technology – Produce a presentation ‘Are computer games educational’

Marks were awarded for consideration of the following::

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Research and prep
  • Quality of slides
  • Shared group input for prep and presentation
  • Points and how well the points were put across
  • Interaction with the audience

Physical Education – Series of sports drills

  • Football dribble
  • Agility course
  • Throw at stumps
  • Bean bag throw into hoop
  • Netball shootout
  • Basketball wall pass

Maths – Maths treasure hunt

  • Series of 33 questions. Teams had to answer a question correct before moving on and finding the next question.
  • Bonus marks for 1st finish and all correct answers
  • IT - Complimented on how they used Google slides rather than PowerPoint. They were the only group of the day to do this.
  • Maths – In 24 years of the challenge day the fasted time was 19 minutes to complete. B group managed 31 mins but got 1 question wrong.  23/25.
  • Sci – 25/25 full marks

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