Gillespie news – chicks hatched and Bridge competition!

 

Chicks Cosy in Their Pen!!!

There are 14 chicks in the pen that are surviving. Two have very sadly died from being extremely weak but there was nothing we could do and sometimes that happens. All the eggs have hatched and as you may know some weren’t fertilised in the first place. As a result 31 have not hatched out of 45 but that is still a pretty good number of chicks hatching. Chicks in pen

The things in their pen are a water feeder, food and a heater. They sleep underneath the heater to give them warmth. Around the food and water feeder the chicks have a bowl to feed themselves.

Building bridges at IAMS!!!

6 students from year 5 took part in a competition/ project along with other schools. Firstly they went to central London to observe bridges such as the Millennium Bridge. They learnt about different bridges e.g. truss bridge. The children had a workshop with the professionals about different bridges and the strongest ones. Bridges

On Friday 21st March 2014 they built their final bridges made out the materials given such as straws, where they competed to make the best one. Later they were judged and the results came out as Gillespie coming 3rd (last) but we’re still proud of it. We had a very good structure using triangles and they used everyone’s ideas to make their final plan. Well done Year 5!

Written by Xanthe and Kareema

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