Lunar landers to descend on school

 Year 4 Imagine Program participants with their lunar lander, Daniel Cunningham, Tane Cherrington and Makenzie Lawrence.
Year 4 Imagine Program participants with their lunar lander, Daniel Cunningham, Tane Cherrington and Makenzie Lawrence.

LUNAR Landers are coming to Coastal Lakes College.

Well, at least mini-student created Landers.

39 year four primary school students from Lakelands, Meadow Springs, Oakwood and Singleton primary schools’ have been invited to take part in The Imagine Project.

Mathematics and Science students from each school have been tasked with creating a Lunar Lander that can keep an egg safe after being dropped from a 5m balcony.

The main aim of the project is to promote teamwork but also to prepare students for high school.

Lakelands student Tane Cherrington said the team has been working tirelessly on their Lander.

“We are making a Lunar Lander made out of recyclable materials,” said Tane.

“Our strategy is to try and reduce the impact by having a parachute and using springs to try and take the impact from landing.

“When we tested the Lander, the carton wasn’t secure, and the egg would fall out, so we still need to do some modifications.”

Humanities and English students have been developing their analytical, creative and critical thinking skills by reading and watching Dr Suess’ The Sneetches as a part of the program.

Coastal Lakes College principal Kya Graves has been impressed by the student’s eagerness and ingenuity.

“It’s wonderful to see these students showing up, eager to learn, wanting to do their very best, attributes that are so important for success,” she said.

“The Imagine Project has been put together to encourage students to develop their skills, collaborate with others and to challenge themselves.”