Published on 26/11/21
Critical and creative thinking skills were honed as the Year 3 pupils from both Rosedale House and Dame Bradbury’s ‘embarked’ on a tropical trip to the Amazon Rainforest
Excitement levels were high as the Rosedale House pupils were able to physically welcome Dame Bradbury’s pupils to the Cambridge site.
A trading challenge was launched as our future engineers designed, made and tested a model system that could transport melons across the Amazon River. This solution-based task got the children thinking about how their ideas could end poverty and improve the living conditions of the people living in this unique environment.
When the time came to test out whether the melons could be securely transported, or not, a mixture of sighs and squeals of delight could be heard as the goods either safely arrived or were snapped up by the caiman in the waters below.
The Pringle Post Challenge took place in the afternoon. The children worked in small groups to create sustainable packaging, each group was given a single Pringle crisp to package and put through the school internal post. The packages were put through stress tests, to see if the packaging would be robust enough to survive the drop test and the side impact test!
Whatever the result there was no doubt that the children had experienced a wonderful day, full of activities to think through problems and form new remote-friendships.