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Year 5 explore Wind Art

Published Friday 9th of December 2016 11:12:37 AM

Focusing on the theme of Wind Art, Year 5 spent two amazing days working with Stephen Whitehead, Environmental Artist-in-Residence. They learnt about kinetic energy, wind turbines, walking wind-powered art, alongside heaps of life skills and learning styles. We asked the children what they had discovered over the two days and they came up with some important conclusions. Willow learnt that if you make a curve (in your sail) it catches the wind better; therefore it will turn. Mustafa learnt that if “you don’t get what you want the first time, if you concentrate, then you can achieve it.” “I have learnt that windmills are not always big and can be made of metal combined with different things. You also need to be creative.” remarked Joseph. Meanwhile Hannah observed that, “lots of small materials when put together can make something really strong.” Thank you again to Stephen for an energising workshop which really got the children thinking and experimenting.
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