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    Pupils Take on DTE Challenge

    Year 5 teams take part in our annual Primary Schools' Design Technology and Engineering (DTE) competition.

    Today we welcomed eight teams of Year 5 pupils from Beachborough School, Great Staughton Primary Academy, Kimbolton Primary Academy, Kymbrook Primary School, Spaldwick Community Primary School, Spratton Hall and Kimbolton Prep to our annual Primary Schools' Design Technology and Engineering (DTE) competition.

    This year's 5-hour challenge was to design and make a vehicle to transport 'Batman' (an egg!) up a ramp and across a crocodile-infested river to safety.

    Using materials including cardboard, wood and elastic bands, all of the teams worked like superheroes with saws, scissors and glue guns in order to meet the deadline. The task was successfully achieved by all of the teams but the winners were Beachborough School, with runners-up Great Staughton and Spaldwick - separated by just one point! 

    The judges’ decision was based on the detailed and comprehensive design the pupils had produced, their teamwork during the day, buggy manufacture and decoration. Points were also awarded for a successful jump across the river, along with distance covered during the final test.

    Event organiser and Design Technology Engineering Teacher Mrs Ceri Stokes said: “This annual competition is a highlight of our Department’s calendar, giving pupils an exciting insight into Design, Technology and Engineering at Kimbolton School. Everyone enjoyed this year's Batman challenge and the teams showed great creativity and practical skills in solving a tricky design .”