The Great Egg Challenge
Following Sports Day, the house competitions continued with the inaugural 'Great Egg Challenge' run by the Science Department.
Pupils had two challenges:
- Create a parachute system to transport an egg safely to the ground from the sports hall roof
- Build a trebuchet/catapult style contraption that was capable of firing an egg at a living target from a distance of five metres.
Best Lay-ed Plans
Before they could start building, the house teams had to plan what they were going to do, then decide what they would need to construct their creations. Each team was then given 100 'Trinity Groats' per house that they could spend as they saw fit on a variety of egg-quipment 'sold' at the side of the sports hall.
Time To Get Cracking
The different house teams worked very well together, scrambling to construct ther machines. After several test runs and failed attempts, all of the pupils managed to contribute to creating something that could do the job.
The parachutes were raised up to the top of the sports hall via a cherry picker and released onto a target. Dalby house had the best parachute, with the longest flight time and greatest d-egg-ree of accuracy. Their pilot (the egg) made it down uncracked.
The Firing Free-Range
Then came the egg firing. Despite all the teams going for the same design (although there was no poaching of ideas), some were batter than others and Arrowsmith house managed to fire their eggs the furthest. Needless to say the eggs didn't fair so well in this round, but Mr Wilson was egg-static that the majority of them did not reach him.
Counting the Chickens
After adding up the totals for various criteria, Arrowsmith won the event overall, followed closely by Dalby, Barlow and then Campion.
Well done to all involved, it was egg-cellent!
The Great Egg Challenge Video