The challenge required children in years 4–6 to work in pairs and design and build a model using the construction toy building system K’NEX. This year the children had to design a ‘Flying Machine of the Future’, including two strong well-balanced wings, wheels for landing and take-off, and a rocket or engine jet. The children had just five minutes to design their aircraft and one hour to build it. Roseanna visited three local schools, Boxmoor Primary School, Chaulden Juniors School and South Hill Primary School to run six sessions over three days. Roseanna also ran three K’NEX events for the charity in 2018.
The challenges get under way
“The children were a pleasure to work with and had such amazing imaginations,” said Roseanna, who helped the children create their innovative ‘flying machines’ with creations including a holiday car, a vertical take-off and landing jet plane, and a digger plane that would clean rubbish from the top of a mountain. With a variety of imaginative entries, Roseanna had a hard job deciding the overall winner from each event.
Two of the winning designs
The winners received RSK branded water bottles, and all the children received RSK pencils. Held at 100 schools across Hertfordshire, the winners from each class will now be submitted to the charity to find the overall top three schools across the county.