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Week 1 - Introduction and Structures

There was  great excitement today as it was our first week of Goblins club. We had to build a tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti and it had to balance a crème egg. 

We had 15 minutes to make a tower that is high but can also hold a crème egg - if it’s tall then it’s more likely to win.  Ella, Tom and William were the winning team.  They built a tall structure and in the middle were a marshmallow and spaghetti stabbed out and the egg sat inside.  “I loved building the structures and I loved working in a team even though our team didn’t come first I still had a great time” Katie said.  The best strategy is to not use a lot of spaghetti without marshmallow.  You have to make sure its stable and won’t fall over.  Katie, Nisha and Zack’s team built a structure with a square base and had one spaghetti going up on each corner then it all connected.  To make it stable they attached spaghetti to the corners on every side and then went up.  After a while they didn’t have enough marshmallows so they had to break them in half then 15 minutes were over.  Sadly their structure was not tall enough to beat the other teams but it did hold an egg.  They did have some pointers from Zack’s dad.

 

Ella, Tom and William’s structure won.  Theirs was not a square it was a bit like a diamond and it was wide but it was the tallest and that was the one that came first.

 

Isla, Millie and Edgar’s team built their structure and did really well but sadly at the last moment it all fell to the ground but they were sneaky and they put their crème egg on top of it all.

 

Fleur, Francesca and Harry built their structure and theirs was the same as the other group.  They did really well until the last minute then it all collapsed but when we came at the end to measure it the teacher put a piece of spaghetti on so they still had a bit to measure (but even if they won they wouldn’t be allowed because it didn’t stand!).

Katie T