Fairlawn pupils flying high

November 24 2016

CHILDREN from Fairlawn School saw their ambitions soar after spending a day with volunteers from Airbus.

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CHILDREN from Fairlawn School saw their ambitions soar after spending a day with volunteers from Airbus. 

The Year 1 pupils at the primary in Montpelier made and flew paper aeroplanes with the help of the engineers, Ellen and Matt. They learned about the principles of flight and about where the various parts of Airbus aircraft were manufactured and the planes assembled.

Teacher Siobhan Lennox-Brown said: “The children have been really engaged with this workshop. They have learned a lot about forces and they have gained an understanding of engineering as a career. It has been very inspiring for them.”

Isaac, aged six, who would like to work at NASA, said he had enjoyed working with the volunteers.

Eden, also six, said: “My plane flew really far.”

The event linked with the children's work on toys and with the school's emphasis on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – subjects. 

Fairlawn, which is part of the CGS Trust, opened in September 2015 in the former Fairfield Grammar School building in Fairlawn Road, which has been converted and modernised to suit children aged four to 11.

The school has open evenings for prospective parents on Thursday December 8 and Tuesday January 10, both 6-7.30pm. 

It also already has a strong parent-teacher association, which is organising a winter fair on Saturday December 3, 2-5pm.