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Plane contest takes off at Swaffham school

Paper plane competition at Sacred Heart School, Swaffham
left to right Jasper Hunt and Sunny Cooper

Paper plane competition at Sacred Heart School, Swaffham left to right Jasper Hunt and Sunny Cooper

They may have earned a telling off for their predecessors, but pupils of one school have been encouraged to try their hands at making paper aeroplanes.

And so strong was the competition at Swaffham’s Sacred Heart School that an engineer from RAF Marham judged the entries last week.

Children aged as young as three took part in the two-day event last Thursday and Friday.

And science and maths teacher Kathy Laban, who organised it, said she was impressed with how they had responded.

She said: “A paper plane in flight is a beautiful thing and all the kids got the idea. They got right behind it.”

Jeremy Dowsing, an engineer who works on Marham’s fleet of Tornado aircraft, judged the entries for the quality of their flight.

Meanwhile, staff from the school’s art department also assessed them for asethetic quality.

The day also helped to raise £50 for the Rushooka orphanage in Uganda which is run by the Daughters of Divine Charity, the congregation of nuns who founded the school 100 years ago.

 

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