Year 6 Disaster Day!

To celebrate the end of their topic, Year 6 took part in a ‘Disaster Day’ applying their learning from the past 7 weeks.

Over the course of the morning, the children exploded their volcanoes that they had made in art lessons. They then evaluated whether using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar or coke and mentos produced a better eruption.

Year 6 also learnt about First Aid and how to give basic medical assistance in the event of a disaster. Following this, the children acted out disaster scenarios and administered basic first aid on each other using the knowledge they had just acquired.

Finally, the classes were split into groups to design a disaster proof building using newspaper, straws and tape. They discussed the benefits and limits of various structures, heights and widths. In some classes, earthquakes were then simulated to double check whether the buildings would survive.

Some pictures of the day are below.

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Brilliant Builds challenge completed.

At JLL Canary Wharf, five of our children were challenged to: think about how a brownfield site could be redeveloped;  think about what type of buildings people need around them ; produce a plan and 3D model of their plan and present it to a panel of judges. The children did a fantastic job and the judges commented on their team work, imaginative use of space and their maturity. Well done DBJA!

DBJA at Brilliant Builds

A group of our children are at JLL in Canary Wharf today, learning about the world of business and developing their skills in leadership, problem solving and creative thinking. This is a valuable experience for the children. This afternoon they will be working on a project to develop new buildings for a disused site.