We catapulted ourselves back to bb in September with a catapult competition. Well done to the Bran, Flynn and Alec for winning the distance competition and Thomas and Matthew for winning the accuracy competition!
The Top Team Challenge is a national event which any bb team can take part in.
Team A came 116th (Fionn, Joshua, Matthew, Flynn).
Team B came 140th (Daniel, Bran, Alec, William).
Overall there was 219 entries from across the UK.
Senior section were provided with a bag of 6 main ingredients, (minced beef, rice, cauliflower, apple, biscuits and carrots) and challenged to create one or more dishes. Working in pairs they had around 40mins to see what they could create from the main ingredients with access to additional bits from the larder. These are the dishes produced.
Having thought a bit about the climate and COP26, we made these Christian Aid inspired prayer boats.
These photos were some created by the Senior section for the church’s display on ‘God’s Creation’.
The work also contributed to their skills badge.
Tonight the bb went for a night walk around otterbourne, finishing with sparklers and toasted marshmallows.
Having constructed the boats a few weeks ago, (and done lots of other activities in the mean time – flag games in the woods, a “What 3 word” challenge etc. – it was time to try out the boats, and see if they would float. Each boat was placed into the water, and then 280g bags of flour and sugar were added as weights, to see whose would take the most. Some were limited by their size, some by the fact water seeped through the cracks, and some were a bit top-heavy. However some went all the way, and held all 7 weights!
This week we worked on cardboard boats to support the greatest weight. Here are some photos of the construction phase, look out for when we try them out in a few weeks time!