Potters Bar pupils have a blast firing rockets

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Potters Bar were given the opportunity to build and fire rockets in a competition organised by the town s Rotary Club. Pupils from each of the town s seven primary schools converged at Oakmere Primary in Chace Avenue for the contest, whi

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Potters Bar were given the opportunity to build and fire rockets in a competition organised by the town's Rotary Club.

Pupils from each of the town's seven primary schools converged at Oakmere Primary in Chace Avenue for the contest, which was overseen by Rotarian Doug Fussell.

The schools each entered one team - comprising four children and one teacher - into the competition, which required entrants to make, test and then fly air-propelled rockets.

The competition was won by the team from Ladbrooke JMI School, which fired its rocket the greatest distance.


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Mr Fussell described the event as "thoroughly enjoyable".

He added: "I was amazed at the ingenuity and inventiveness of all those who entered."

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* Potters Bar Rotary Club has also presented a cheque for �1,000 to a charity which seeks to find a cure for a little-known muscle wasting disease.

Club president Ron Gibson handed over the cheque to Mark Silverman, a trustee of Action Duchenne.

The charity hopes to discover a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic condition affecting young boys in the UK.

For more information, go to www.actionduchenne.org

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