Eggciting Afternoon of our Year 9 Students.
Last week, all of our Year 9 students had an opportunity to test out their thinking power and inventive prowess in the Eggciting opportunity ‘The Vandyke Egg Challenge’. Year 9 students were given the task of independently creating a structure that would protect an egg from breaking from a great height of 6 feet, dropped by a teacher on top of a bench or step ladder!
The aim of the afternoon was to encourage students to adopt a Growth Mindset attitude and gain an awareness of the LORIC characteristics ahead of their first LORIC lessons. In teams, students were required to test their Leadership, Organisation and Communication skills to ensure their structure would protect the fragile egg. Students were only given limited resources consisting of recycling products, carrier bags and the odd balloon; students had to use great Initiative and Resilience in creating their final design. Teachers were really impressed with how students worked together to achieve an overall goal.
The atmosphere was electric during the Egg Drop testing, where students spoke eloquently in detail about their designs and provided great entertainment for Mr Carroll and Mr Phillips who had the unenvious job of ranking the house winners!
The House Points eventually went to:
1. Simmonds – 40
2. Seacole – 30
3/4. Turing & Zephaniah – 15
Thank you to all teachers involved in facilitating this event. Congratulations to all the groups who achieved a 100% pass rate, it was the highest it’s ever been. Biggest thanks goes to all our Year 9 students who were brilliant throughout the entire challenge – A cracking morning!
Miss Pearson, Team Leader of Life Skills