Gillespie news: eco house & Lottie

World-saving futuristic eco house competition!

Great news everybody! The Lab_13 committee are launching a new and exciting competition!

A local estate agent kindly donated some money to help our lab and fund this competition. The Lab_13 committee decided the competition would be: designing and creating world-saving, futuristic eco houses. We thought of this because it is important to save energy and save our world. A great way to do this would be having more eco friendly houses.

In the competition children will be asked to get into groups of 1-4 and design their very own eco friendly, futuristic house. It will be optional and the groups of children will have the choice to do it at home or at school so everybody gets a chance to get involved. The winners will get to create their design in Lab_13!

The Lab_13 committee will be sending letters out after half term so get your imaginations going and think… what yours will be?

Lottie doll


Lottie is a palaeontologist, and she has very interesting things in her bag, like a book about Mary Anning, and she has four fossils. She was digging with her pickaxe and she used her magnifying glass and trowel to find her fossils. I found out by reading Lottie’s book that Mary Anning was struck by lightning and also that ammonite fossils are the shells of creatures that looked a bit like a snail and a prawn mixed together. Lottie came from the Natural History Museum, and she belongs to Carole. I think we should get a Lottie doll for the lab!

Lottie 2

Written by India (Y6) and Ria (Y5)

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