Parkrun

Posted in Inspiration

Parkrun is a fantastic family event. It is a 3 mile (5k) long run around Barnstaple’s only Rock Park. With flat terrain and a simple course, this run is perfect for all abilities!

Common questions:

Q: What time does it start?

A: it starts about 09:00 in the morning.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Yes they are, but one dog per runner and on a short lead.

Q: Do you need a barcode or anything special?

A: You do need a barcode, but they can be easily be printed.

Q: I’m not a runner, but I am under 14. Are there any other events on?

A: There is a children’s parkrun on Sundays at 09:00. This run is shorter and more sutiable for children.

So, how about trying parkrun on Saturday? A whole world of fun and friends await you!

Our Parthenon

Posted in Design Technology, History, Maths

Building our Parthenon was a long process. We faced many challenges along the way. Here is how it went:

1. We started off by researching the dimensions of the Parthenon to scale down to our Parthenon.

2. Then we started building the base for our Parthenon.

3. We started making the pillars. Here is what we had so far.

4.We made a net out of paper for our roof. We made it small so we could copy it but make it bigger. The net was made by Coolhusky.

5. We started making and putting on the pillars. Mistake number one: too much tape.

6. We finished off the pillars. Now for the roof!

In the end, we found out it was too small!!

We started again and made it perfect.

We worked well as a team. The roof went well. We would change our accuracy. Our calculations were correct but we halfed it too many times.