BP Challenge Success


Today three teams from Russell Street School took part in the BP primary school challenge at St Peters College in Palmerston North.
The BP challenge is a creative thinking science and technology challenge where teams get set tasks and materials like newspaper and string to complete them. This years big project was to create a bird feeder. The year 5 / 6 mystery task was to make a marble run and the year 3/4 team had to make a stretcher to carry 2.5kg of flour through an obstacle course.
Our 2012 year 5/6 teams were Scott, Millar, Madeline and Cameron (RSS1) and Laura, Oliver P, Jack M, and Ethan J (RSS2). The year 3/4 team was Lili, Ben, Oliver F and Jacob C.
RSS was 1st in year 5/6 bird feeder and 2nd in the year 3/4 bird feeder and the RSS teams won a microscope spot prize.


“We worked really well as a team and it was fun being creative.” Laura
“It was challenging to get the team to listen to our ideas when we were competing,” Scott.

The Community is Proud of Your Effort!

In these photos, we celebrate the joint efforts of several students, led by Reuben (and supported by his Mum).  Reuben and team handed over $425, 37 blankets, towels galore and pet food of all descriptions in their social action to support the SPCA Muffin Day.  Well done team!  What leaders.

Netballers Win Exciting Final

After narrowly losing to this outstanding St James side a week earlier, RSS took command in an exciting replay in the weekend (the final of their division!).  It was a pleasure seeing every player committed (showing wairua, or spirit and determination), playing their best and playing as a well-drilled unit.  You thoroughly deserved the success and not surprisingly the sideline was packed with very proud supporters!  Miharo! Amazing! A big thanks to the co-coaches, Pip/Tania and all others who have been part of this great experience!

Creative Design Award for Ben!

Imagine everyone’s excitement when they found out that Ben (from Ignite at Midnight, R12) won a national design competition.  Among thousands of high calibre entries, Ben won the year 3-4 Friendship theme as part of the ‘Kidsline Great Badge Design competition’ and was presented with a parcel of prizes today! Well done Ben.  Looks like quite a bit of chocolate in that hamper!

The four Grand Prize winners and two sponsor designs will be on sale at Farmers stores throughout NZ from September 3 with all funds supporting the work they do at Kidsline!

Inspiring Agency, Creativity & Excellence