Year 6 greatly enjoyed a recent science workshop, when we welcomed Paul from Southwark Council into our school to pass on his expert knowledge. The theme of the session was electricity and movement. This was the perfect opportunity to create our own electric cars. The pupils learnt all about the basic of an electrical circuit, and then how we could build this into a car.
We asked Year 6 to think about the design for their vehicles, and in particular, which elements of a car help it to travel faster. This set the stage for the grand Year 6 Battle of the Buggies. We staged two races – a boys and girls heat, and then a grand final. You can catch all of the excitement in the video above.