Year 9 Activity day
Heidi Purnell came in to work with the Year group and to set them the challenge. Pupils were split into teams of 7 and were tasked with moving as many tomatoes across a 2m distance as possible without dropping or squashing any.
Pupils had to use skills from Science, Technology and Maths to come up with the most effective design. The winning team managed to move all of the tomatoes within the 2 minute time limit. They were the "Squashed Teamatoes" with Corey Harkness, Ethan Peacey, Connor Bruton, Rebecca Davies, Emily Thomas, Zoe England and Elin Jones.
The project was based on a real life problem in Nepal where farmers have to move their tomatoes from the side of a mountain to the market place at the bottom. All of the pupils in Year 9 took on the challenge with an excellent enthusiasm and worked as teams to produce some very exciting designs.