Ahead of their STEM day, girls in Year 5 and 6 were invited to a special masterclass at the Girls' Senior School.
Mrs Lewis from the Physics department taught about the forces acting on objects in flight and specifically about lift and Bernoulli's principle.
A couple of demonstrations, one of which involved unravelling toilet roll, helped develop their understanding of this tricky concept.
Girls then went on to create their own aeroplanes using special templates - designs ranged from the simple condor and dart to the more complex dragonfly and bullet.
The session ended with a competition for whose plane would travel the greatest distance and for the longest time - Alexia from the red team with her Delta plane won both of these.
Her plane travelled for an impressive time of nearly 4 seconds and over 13 metres although this was still well short of the world record distance of 69 metres! Overall, girls had a fun time making and testing their planes and all learnt something new.
A group of Year 5 pupils attended a masterclass in creative writing at Manchester University last week.
This was run by the North West Gifted and Talented Charity. The girls were challenged to write independently in a range of genres of their choice using a smartie, a water colour picture and piece of text as their stimulus.
They were outstanding in their writing ability and public speaking skills.
It goes without hesitation to mention that they were amazing ambassadors for the school and demonstrated the superb creative writing skills our girls have at their finger tips on a daily basis.