Spir­its soar af­ter paper plane tri­umph

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

While many chil­dren be­lieve they are ex­perts at mak­ing paper planes, two St Paul’s Pri­mary School stu­dents have shown they are the real deal af­ter be­ing named win­ners of a paper planes de­sign com­pe­ti­tion.

Year 3 stu­dent Kaden Hen­der­son and Year 2 boy God­win Manoj, both 7, were last month an­nounced WA age cat­e­gory win­ners in the na­tional Aero­plane Jelly Paper Plane De­sign Chal­lenge.

The chal­lenge, be­ing held to cel­e­brate the Aus­tralian jelly com­pany’s 90th an­niver­sary, asked pri­mary school-aged stu­dents to sub­mit a video of them­selves mak­ing an orig­i­nal paper plane of their own de­sign and demon­strat­ing its fly­ing abil­ity.

God­win, who won the prepri­mary to Year 2 chal­lenge cat­e­gory, said his plane de­sign had been quite dif­fi­cult to make but had worked out in the end.

“It’s fast and it can go re­ally high,” he said. “It can go higher than half of my house.”

Kaden, the Year 3-4 win­ner, said he had de­signed his plane to be long and thin “like a dart” so it could travel a long dis­tance.

The win­ning stu­dents get to choose from three prize op­tions.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

St Paul's Pri­mary School stu­dents Kaden Hen­der­son and God­win Manoj, both 7, with their win­ning paper plane de­signs for the Aero­plane Jelly Paper Plane De­sign Chal­lenge.

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