K'Nex Cluster Final 2017

Last week (Thursday 26th April) saw the conclusion of the Kirkintilloch Cluster K’Nex Young Engineer Challenge. Teams comprising children from Primaries 5 & 6 from Harestanes and Oxgang Primary schools competed against each other to see who would go forward to the Regional Final. Teams were given 1 hour to demonstrate skills of teamwork, problem solving, and ingenuity to solve an engineering challenge.

As with all competitions there could only be one winner and the winning team this year were Jamie Haughey and Hanna Johnstone from Harstanes Primary. The judges agreed that both worked collaboratively, executed a well thought out plan and continued to problem-solve, troubleshoot and improve their design through the course of the hour. Congratulations also to the runners up Vicky Ewing and Emma Street, also from Harestanes.

After the Challenge, all finalists had the chance to participate in a series of fun, enquiry filled science stalls, which ended with a bang! Good luck to Jamie & Hanna in the Regional Final!

 

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