The Perse School

Snow falls as rockets fly at the Perse

18 Jan 2013

This week’s snow made rocket building at the Prep even more of a challenge, as Year 3 pupils tried to blast their paper creations into the air.

The rocket launching session was one of a series of fun and interactive science activities organised for the seven and eight year old pupils. Starting in the classroom, pupils were tasked with the design and creation of rockets using paper and card. They were then led outside, as the snow began to fall, to blast them up to 40 feet in the air.

The pupils also designed and constructed bridges out of paper that were then load-tested using toy trucks, while another group created ‘virtual bridges’ using IT.

Matthew Jelley, Acting Head at The Perse Prep School, said: “These activity days are not only great fun for the children and teachers alike, but provide fantastic learning experiences for our pupils. Interactive learning forms an important part of our curriculum in every year and across all subjects. Science naturally lends itself to some really fun sessions – with the weather providing extra entertainment for the children!”

Prep Rocket Launch from The Perse School on Vimeo.

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