Children rise to the challenge of Cinderella’s transport problems

Some of the children with their inventions as part of the challenge
Some of the children with their inventions as part of the challenge
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CHILDREN from Hastings and neighbouring Bexhill set themselves a challenge to help solve Cinderella’s transport problems.

Pupils met at the White Rock Theatre last Thursday and were tasked to design a coach for Cinderella and a cleaning machine for Buttons.

They were told that snow made it impossible to use the pumpkin coach and Buttons, who hated cleaning, needed a machine to do it all for him.

Students from All Saints CE Primary School, Bexhill, All Saints School in Hastings, Red Lake, St Paul’s, Filsham Valley and Hillcrest were given K’Nex kits and set a challenge to build a model that would solve one of those problems.

Teachers were challenged with the same task.

The event was organised for the theatre by Science and Technology Plus.

Models were judged by retired engineer, Derek Leppard and members of the pantomime cast. The winners of the trophy were children from All Saints School in Bexhill, who built a splendid cleaning machine for Buttons.

They were presented with family tickets to the pantomime, which started on Saturday, and a trophy for the school. St Paul’s children, who built an all-terrain vehicle, were second and another cleaning machine built by the team from All Saints in Hastings were third.

They all received small K’Nex kits.