Holmleigh Primary School (March 2019)

In March 2019 our director, Jahee visited Holmleigh Primary school in East London with friend and colleague Dan Beeks to give a talk to the Year 1 students (Ages 5-6) on some simple engineering concepts.

Focusing on wind power we introduced the concept of how the energy in wind exerts a force on objects and how it is utilised in the world around them, demonstrating this with some educational games i made; sailing cars utilising different shapes of sail to highlight the influence of geometry on capturing the wind energy, moving on to air powered rockets to further demonstrate kinetic energy transfer in another application.

Below: Jahee Campbell-Brennan and Dan Beeks giving introducing the class to wind power: Class pictures.

Below: Jahee Campbell-Brennan and Dan Beeks giving introducing the class to wind power: Class pictures.

Below: Jahee Campbell-Brennan with students experiencing the fun of wind powered cars: Class pictures.

To conclude the lesson we had each student in the class design and assemble their own hand-held wind turbine with the help of their teacher, Miss Fryer.

Below: The hand-held wind turbine: Class pictures.

It was great to see the glints of passion and excitement in all of them. Something we could definitely do more of!