Eggs-cellent fun at science day

Children from eight different primary schools across the Bideford area pictured before launching the

Children from eight different primary schools across the Bideford area pictured before launching their 'eggs-acting' designs. - Credit: Archant

Bideford schoolchildren use their skills to prevent a smashing time with eggs.

MORE THAN 40 children and students from nine schools across the Bideford gathered at St Mary’s School to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week.

The aim of the ‘Eggstravaganza’ was to design and make a structure to protect an egg on a journey as far as they could get it to travel.

It was planned by Kristel Norris, the science subject leader at St Mary’s, and children from seven other primary schools were ably assisted by some Year 10 students from Bideford College.

The children of different schools worked well together to design all manner of contraptions that safely transported their eggs across the playground, by rolling, in a vehicle, flying and even an aerial runway.


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The winning design saw its egg travel through the air a distance of 16.1 metres and when opened up by Sallie McKay-Roper of Tesco - which supported the event by providing resources and prizes - the egg was perfectly intact.

“It has been a really positive experience for the children as they have made new friends as well as testing out their scientific ideas,” said Kristel Norris.

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