Kit Car Challenge

‘When I grow up I want to make cars.’ Why Wait! Let’s make a car now!

Year 6 pupils have been working with Mike, our partner engineer, to construct an electric vehicle from a kit. This Eco-car was constructed over a number of weeks with all Y6 taking a turn to use the construction manual and tools. We enjoyed the experience of being engineers, following plans and problem solving when things did not quite go to plan!

We created an outer shell made of recycled single use plastics and took our vehicle to Gateshead sports stadium where we raced it against 39 other similar vehicles from schools around the region.

Young Engineers

Pupils at Hedworth Lane are part of the exciting Leaders Award competition which is open to all children across the UK and asks the question, “If you were an engineer, what would you do?”

We have interviewed two engineers to help inspire us to create an invention that solves a problem in our everyday lives. What a fantastic response we have had too. Children’s entries will now be looked at by a panel of judges who decide if the inventions can be made and showcased at various places across the country.

Here are a few designs that we at Hedworth Lane can’t believe haven’t been invented already !

Rocket Shoes (Speeds you up if you’re tired of walking)     Year 5 (Class 2)

The book Flipper 5.0 (Turns the pages for you)     Year 5 (Class 3)

The Socks & Tights Sorter (Organises your socks)     Year 4 (Class 4)

The Clothes Sorter (Folds your clothes for you)     Year 4 (Class 5)

My new friend (Makes you a friend if you feel lonely)     Year 3 (Class 6)