In November 2018, years 4, 5, 6 and 7 looked at different types of flight and how things fly. They looked in depth at how a paper aeroplane flies and what makes a good plane. Things like centre of gravity, positive/negative Dihedral and Ailerons can all be changed to make an aeroplane fly better or change its flight characteristics.
They then went on to make different aeroplanes and held a competition to see who could make the best paper aeroplane to fly the farthest. The world record is 226ft or 69m held by John Collins, aka 'The paper aeroplane guy', using a plane he designed himself called the 'Suzanne'. We made the Suzanne and another plane called the Javalin and although we didn't beat the world record all the children had a good go. In the end the school record was thrown by Alfie whose plane travelled 16.3m, using the Javalin. Below are some pictures of the event.