Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

Lego Club explores how to make their models move.

This week some model makers explored how they could make their models move using different techniques including pneumatics, levers, wheels and cogs. Here are some of the results:

Mrs Burgoyne on stilts

Mrs Burgoyne is Hothfield’s champion stilt walker. Without any wobbles or falling off she covered the stilt course very confidently, even travelling back to the start line. The crowd applauded loudly and cheered her as she covered the course on the stilts. Mrs Burgoyne used to play on stilts when she was little. In a later interview, she said “It was like riding a bike, you never forget the skills.” Can’t wait for Years 3 & 4’s sport’s day so she can have another go. Perhaps we could video it.

Kayleigh was our pupil champion stilt walker. She completed the event without a single fall or wobble. We’ll have to get you on video too Kayleigh. In a later interview, Kayleigh said ” On sports day I walked on the stilts right to the end. I’m really proud of myself because last year I couldn’t do it at all!”

Dust storm brings Saharan sand to the UK

Have you noticed that cars are covered in dust? Maybe this time it’s not because they haven’t been washed for a while. Follow the link to the MET Office’s Blog and find out more.


Do you know where in the world the dust has come from?

Technology Club

Lots of good ideas transofrmed into models.

Hothfield rises to the Track Challenge!

A great team effort from Hothfielders at UAK track in Keighley in very hot and humid conditions. Well done from Mr Carey and Miss Woffenden and thank you to all our parents.