As part of Science Week 2016, 5th and 6th class participated in the Mayo School Design Challenge held in conjunction with Mayo Science and Technology festival.
The challenge was to build a parachute that would land an egg safely to the ground, made out of a bin-bag, two meters of string and eight straws. The time allowed was 30 minutes. The two slowest descending parachutes were the winners.
Two teams from 5th and 6th class entered the competition which was held in Westport and all fellow 5th and 6th class pupils came along to support us also. Although our parachutes didn’t make the final two, both of our teams managed to design successful parachutes. We had a great day out and really enjoyed the competition.