In our Science lesson this week, we attempted the Marshmallow challenge. In groups of four, the children were given 20 sticks of spaghetti, a metre of masking tape, a metre of string and a marshmallow. Using those materials, they were asked to design and build the tallest structure they could in 18 minutes, but it had to have the marshmallow at the top. The children worked cooperatively at a, sometimes, very frustrating task. It was hard, and we learnt that sometimes it is good to make lots of attempts rather than just have one grand design.
Thankfully, the weather was kind to us, and we all had a wonderful time at Leeds Castle. In the morning, we took part in a workshop about two paintings depicting Henry VIII's journey to the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. Lots of us had an opportunity to dress up and play the roles of people from Henry's court. After lunch, we had a guided tour of the castle before trying to find our way to the centre of the maze. Thanks to the helpful guidance of those who had already made it to the middle, we all found our way out safely!