This week in Design Technology, the children in Year Six have been designing and making their own Roman chariots. The brief was to construct a Roman chariot that could hold 10 multi-link cubes and race along a track. First, the children researched chariots and learned that the Romans used them for war, hunting and racing. Next, the children designed their own chariot thinking about the dimensions and how to make it authentic looking. For a further challenge, some of the children used cams to make their character driving the chariot go up and down. The children used saws and glue-guns to make the vehicle and decorated their carriages and characters using card, pencils and felt-tip pens. They worked extremely hard and the results were fantastic. Next week, we are looking forward to a visit from Gateshead libraries when the children are going to learn to add electronics to their chariots. We can’t wait to see what is produced!