Science challenge a blast at King's School in Gloucester
PUPILS from all over the county descended on King's School for a science bonanza at the weekend.
A total of 12 teams took part in the King's School annual science challenge on Saturday.
Teams of four had to design a scaffold and five metre plastic tube in such a way that a metal ball would travel down it as slowly as possible after starting from a height of one metre.
Judges looked at the stability of the structure, the aesthetics of loops and turns and design logo as well as how well teams communicated their ideas and worked together.
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Head of science Andy Moore said: "The judges were unanimously and unreservedly impressed with the quality of science behind the design and construction processes and how creative and imaginative all the teams were with their ideas."
Hopelands Preparatory School at Stonehouse and Highnam School tied for points but Hopelands took the trophy due to their slightly slower exit speed of the ball.
Innsworth Primary came in third position.