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AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRATES STUDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE RAF100 CHALLENGE

On Tuesday 17th July, an award ceremony was held to announce the winners of the RAF100 challenge at Carterton Community College.  The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team jumped into the School’s sports pitches to deliver the list of winners.

Head Teacher, Mr Booth and Grp Capt Tim Jones with winners Sam Davies and Fenn Carey
Head Teacher, Mr Booth and Group Captain Tim Jones with winners Sam Davies and Fenn Carey

The RAF100 challenge was set by Group Captain Tim Jones for students of Carterton Community College to successfully complete an array of tasks. The students have had the Spring and Summer terms to either:

  • Build a Bloodhound rocket car
  • Design a poster celebrating 100 years of the RAF
  • Design a cake to celebrate RAF100
  • Design a logo to reflect 100 years of the RAF
  • Logistical challenge

WINNERS

Logistical challenge: Lola Barley, Harry Bull, Sean Lincoln from Edith Moorhouse Primary School and Jack Ests-Bird and Ashley Richings from Clanfield Primary School.

Poster challenge: Teyah Schneider

Cake Challenge: Daisy Hughes

Logo Challenge: Joe McBride

Rocket Car Challenge:

  • Year 7 Summer Brown and Georgina Oliver
  • Year 8 Sam Davies and Fenn Carey
  • Year 9 Allanah Stohard and Mia Williams
Entries for the Rocket Car Challenge
Entries for the Rocket Car Challenge

The winners will receive an exclusive tour of RAF Brize Norton and be given the chance to see behind the scenes of life in the RAF.

“We are really excited to be at Carterton Community College today because the challenges we have been setting the pupils have been all about inspiration and the winners today have been amongst some brilliant entries that we’ve seen that have been innovative, imaginative and really exciting. So, to come to Sports day, see the Falcons drop and present the prizes has been a terrific day for us and a reminder of how important our connection with the local community is.”

Group Captain Tim Jones
Station Commander, RAF Brize Norton

RAF Falcons jumping out with the RAF100 ensign
RAF Falcons jumping out with the RAF100 ensign

“The challenge was difficult but as I learnt about aerodynamics it became easier. I am really happy to win as I worked really hard on my rocket car.”

Sam Davies
One of the Year 8 Rocket Car race winners

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