‘We are the paper plane champions!’

'We're number one', says Marcus Jones. With him are Kian Moore (left) and Sam Pell.'Pupils of Isaac Newton Primary School.
'We're number one', says Marcus Jones. With him are Kian Moore (left) and Sam Pell.'Pupils of Isaac Newton Primary School.
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EVERY day brings with it a new and exciting challenge at Isaac Newton Primary School.

Last week, pupils of the Grantham school were flying paper planes in the school hall during lunch-times, all competing for the title Glider King or Queen.

The winning team was budding engineer Marcus Jones, 9, and pilot Ethan Bolam, 10. Their gliding creation managed to fly a whopping 15m and 5cm.

Marcus said: “There are a variety of different basic plane designs. I looked at the hall, assessed the environment and went for a basic dart design but with a special little twist which I can’t tell you about.

“I made it and straight away I knew it was a good one. Anything over 10 metres indoors is going to give you a chance so when Ethan launched the DARTastic IV to over 15 metres I was delighted.”

So popular was the activity, the school decided to hold origami workshops this week.