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Harriett’s rocket launches to a height of more than 20 metres!

13 November 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Mr Dawson’s Year 8 Design and Technology group have been developing designs of rockets as a part of their baseline assessment. As an additional and self-inspired homework task, Harriett developed a metre-high model of one of her designs – the results are impressive!

Harriett carried out the work at home with materials sourced from the family kitchen. The investment of time can be seen in the quality of the structure from its outer wrap of white tape to the knock down nature of the three rocket stages. Harriett gave a short account of her work to her peers in the DT class, describing the elements that were used to make the rocket along with a brief mention of the way in which it was constructed.

Harriett was delighted to have witnessed the launch of a test firing on the school’s pneumatic rocket launch pad taking off at high speed up to a height of more than 20m.

Mr Dawson said: “Harriett is a genuine star performer doing all that she can do in order to be the best that she can be. What more can we ask?”

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