Archive for October, 2012

The Egg Drop Challenge

By Amy Gargan

In the Zone we have done many different challenges. One of them was to do the egg drop challenge. This is where you got an egg and you had to build a pod for it . You had to plan it out first and then you got put into groups to make it . You had £4 to spend for the challenge. You had 2 weeks to build this pod and then Miss Bedwell would drop it from the ceiling. When we had finished we started to drop the pods one by one , my group’s pod did not survive the drop from the ceiling , however only a few groups did. The pods that had survived then got dropped from the Maths block and they survived that, then they had to get dropped from the Science block, which is 4 storeys high. All of the eggs cracked apart from one group’s. It didn’t even have a crack , so Miss Bedwell awarded them 100 Vivos each as this had never happened before in all the years that students have been doing the challenge.

Another challenge we did was Theme Parks which was where we had to build a our theme park rides. We had finished planning them but now we have to build the rides . We had to bring recyclables in to build them but we brought them in as well for habitats . 

What we do for the habitats is we have to pick an animal – ours was a orangutan – and then we had to research where it lived and its lifestyle then we have to make the habitat . What a great week we had in the Zone !


Theme Park T-Shirts

As part of their work designing and creating their own theme parks, our students had to design a souvenir t-shirt. They have created larger versions of them and they are now hanging on the clothes line in our classroom! They’ll soon be joined by the models of their parks, along with maps and rollercoaster cars. It’s great to see our work hanging up for all to see.

We’ve moved!

Unfortunately, our previous blog set up did not allow comments from readers. As this is an integral part of Quadblogging, we’ve moved to wordpress. I’m in the process of transferring our previous blog posts so that students from our quad schools can interact with us.

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The Zone

By Hadika Tariq

Well what a week it has been at the zone. It has been epic. As group I think we have worked very well. First of all we have been sorted into our houses we had to nominate people to run in the elections to be house captain. They had to create speeches to read in front of their house. If you got more votes than others you were taken through to the next process, which is when they had to finalise a speech. Everyone is now eagerly waiting for the results.

A task we have been doing in the zone is we had to get in to groups of four and create a whole new theme park. There were four things to this task – making the name and logo, creating a t-shirt, making a menu for the theme park cafe and finally designing a pin badge to represent your theme park. I was in charge of creating the name and logo. In my opinion I think I carried out this responsibility very well. Next week as part of this project, we are going to be making a model of our theme parks out of recyclables. I can’t wait!

We are now also doing another project. We have to create a pod to save our egg from cracking when it is dropped from the ceiling. We have to purchase items from our zone shop to create these pods. Next week we will be dropping them. May the best person win! This is Miss Bedwell’s favourite project. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it.