Nothing plane about aerodynamic lessons

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Pupils have been flying high after proving there was nothing plane about their recent lessons.

A total of 60 Year 4 pupils at Cullercoats Primary School visited Marden High School as part of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.

Marden High School pupils Millie Scott-Wells and Sam Blair build and fly their own planes as part of a design project at Cullercoats.'REF 0711133221

Marden High School pupils Millie Scott-Wells and Sam Blair build and fly their own planes as part of a design project at Cullercoats.'REF 0711133221

The youngsters had spent part of their lessons learning about flying.

And once at Marden High, they put their knowledge into action to make and fly a range of model aircraft, learning about aerodynamics, and lift and drag from wings.

David Marshall, assistant headteacher and STEM co-ordinator at Marden, said: “This is a great opportunity for Cullercoats pupils to learn of the theory of flight and make full use of Marden’s technologies facilities in applying this knowledge.”

Jane Mearns, Year 4 teacher at Cullercoats Primary School, added: “The Year 4 children were very excited to have the opportunity to visit and work with our feeder high school.

“They enjoyed using the excellent facilities, meeting staff and, of course, flying their plane designs.”

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