Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Project's Air of Excitement; SCHOOL SCOOPS Pounds 5,000 FOR WIND TURBINE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Project's Air of Excitement; SCHOOL SCOOPS Pounds 5,000 FOR WIND TURBINE

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Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR

CHILDREN on Tyneside have been awarded pounds 5,000 to develop their interest in the appliance of science.

Pupils at Kells Lane Primary in Gateshead, staged a science fair yesterday, where they unveiled the results of a pioneering project to their parents.

For the last three months, the children in Years 4 and 5 have been building a small-scale wind tunnel, which aims to safely test and evaluate different blade configurations for turbines.

The school submitted its plans for the eco-project to the judging panel at Rolls-Royce Science Prize, an annual competition that is open to all schools and colleges across the UK.

The panel were so impressed with the idea that it chose the school as one of only three primaries to be a finalist and awarded pounds 5,000 to develop it.

The science fair provided the perfect opportunity for the pupils to showcase the wind tunnel and allow parents to test it out.

The school's science leader Simon Smith said: "This is the second year we've held the science fair. …

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