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Boat Building

Whilst some of the year group were on the Dartmoor residential, the rest of the children merged classes and enjoyed a week of STEM. They looked at:

  • Why certain materials float.
  • What makes a good design for a boat.
  • Which materials would be best for boat building.
  • What makes certain materials waterproof.


They set about designing and building their own boat. Once the boats were complete, the children ventured to the local woods to test their final designs. Which ones floated and which ones sunk?? Find out in the images below.