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News > Mission To Mars

In the spirit of the Mars robot landers, students were challenged to create and build 'egg landers' that could withstand a short ‘flight’ down the Science stairwell, and land undamaged on the tile floor below.

Working in teams with students from The Kings School, students were asked to complete maths challenges to earn enough tokens to buy the materials that they needed to build the lander. They all worked well together to design and create their landers, which ended in the exciting climax of casting their landers down the stairwell ensuring that their lander wasn’t damaged and that the egg rolled out of the lander in tact! . The winning team were ‘Beagle’ and they were very pleased to accept their prize of a bag of Mars chocolates!