Pupils at Rose Hill Westonbirt School took part in the annual K'NEX Challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:31 29 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:22 20 February 2013

Pupils at Rose Hill Westonbirt School took part in the annual K'NEX Challenge

Pupils at Rose Hill Westonbirt School took part in the annual K'NEX Challenge

Pupils at Rose Hill Westonbirt School took part in the annual K'NEX Challenge on Friday 4th November. The boys and girls, in Year 5 and 6 at Rose Hill Westonbirt, were set a brief to design and build a vehicle that would carry the Olympic

KNEX Challenge inspires young engineers


Pupils at Rose Hill Westonbirt School took part in the annual KNEX Challenge on Friday 4th November. The boys and girls, in Year 5 and 6 at Rose Hill Westonbirt, were set a brief to design and build a vehicle that would carry the Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the Olympic Stadium. Considerations to be taken into account included the need for the vehicle to have seats, have space for a driver and equipment, have 3 wheels and most importantly, the vehicle had to be able to move!


With a time limit of just one hour, the children worked hard in pairs at producing their constructions.


Great fun was had by all during the challenge, with Jago Harling and Angus Savage as the overall winners for their excellent creation.


Mr Neil Shaw, Headmaster of Rose Hill Westonbirt commented: The annual KNEX Challenge is always a highlight of the term for the pupils. Not only is it great fun, the challenge encourages them to develop problem solving and engineering skills, while inspiring their creative side.


Jago and Angus will represent Rose Hill Westonbirt in the final next spring, to be held in Cheltenham. Good luck boys!


OPEN MORNING AT ROSE HILL WESTONBIRT PREPARATORY SCHOOL Thursday, 9th February 2012: 09:30am 12:30pm. For further information please contact our Registrar on 01666 881375.


www.rhwestonbirt.co.uk


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