Team Glides into National Final

After being pipped for a place in last year's National Final this year's Fly to the Line Glider Challenge team went one better and has qualified for the final in April.

Four children from Year 5 (Beth, Penny, Harry and Harrison) attended the Regional ‘Fly to the Line Glider Challenge’ at RAF Cranwell. The Glider Challenge offers primary schools a unique opportunity to begin to engage children with STEM subjects.

The competition’s aim, which is sponsored by the RAF Museum at Cosford and The Learning Partnership, is to engage as many young people as possible with an authentic Science and Engineering challenge. The competition is designed to help equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience that they will need to embrace and tackle the global opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.  

The Year 5 children had to plan, design and work together as a team to create a glider. These were designed at school and the best team went forward to the regional finals.

Congratulations to Beth, Penny, Harry and Harrison and good luck in the National Finals which are being held at RAF Cosford on 3rd April.