A victory for Twickenham Academy at the Duxford Aerodrome
On Wednesday 16th May 2012, a group of ten students: Jessica Lam 9W, Holly Leaddley 9S, Enada Pupla 9S, Nichola Humphreys 8T, Tianna Patel 8T, Ryan Daly 7N, Kevin Tang 7N, Tommy Dawson 7N, Arlind Visha 7R and Richard Anderson 7N, went to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. We arrived meeting the two other Learning Schools Trust schools, Hampton Academy and Ipswich Academy, who were to be our opposition in a task very similar to Dragon´s Den which was held at the end of the trip. Each school were split into two groups and we decided to separate into girls vs boys. One group had the tour of the museum first and the other made prototypes of paper aeroplanes. The girls got to go on the tour first with the tour guide Peter Halford. We saw flying contraptions from 1899 all the way through to now. We focused on the evolution of planes through history and concentrated on what they were made of in WW1 and WW2. Whilst we were on our tour the boys were making their prototypes of paper aeroplanes. When the tour had ended the groups exchanged activities. After our turn of making paper aeroplanes and having lunch we all got together to put our presentation together and compete in the Dragon´s Den competition against five other groups. The plane was meant to be designed to fly the straightest, glide the longest and perform acrobatics. In the end the girls from Twickenham Academy bring home the victory and the first trophy ever made for this event. Congratulations to the winning team and well done to those who participated! What an amazing achievement to end this extraordinary adventure!
By Jessica Lam 9W, Enada Pupla 9S and Holly Leaddley 9S