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Our Spring Design & Technology focus has been full steam ahead this week! With us diving into the world of trains linking to our Wheels in Motion project. The children began their week researching the work of Robert Stephenson and his success at the Rainhill trials in the year 1829. They have explored how his locomotive model ‘Stephenson’s Rocket’ has shaped and influence the world we know today. Following this the children have set out to invent and design a train carriage targeted at a specific audience from business people to professional footballs to those who find using public transport a challenge. The children have worked fantastically in their teams to research, design, create and evaluate their product – bringing their train carriage to life. After all the hard work the children have put in this week and the resilience they have needed to measure, saw and join it was brilliant to see their delight when their train carriage began to move!