Let’s go fly a kite – it’s part of Weston Hills Primary School’s Science Week

Weston Hills primary pupils flying a flare kite. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG130317-121TW
Weston Hills primary pupils flying a flare kite. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG130317-121TW
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Children from Weston Hills Primary School have been taking a scientific approach to flying kites.

This week is National Science Week and, yesterday (Monday), the school invited in Kite enthusiast Pete West, from Morton, to give a talk and demonstrate kites.

Louis and Megan with a Delta stunt kite. SG130317-131TW

Louis and Megan with a Delta stunt kite. SG130317-131TW

Teacher and science coordinator Donna Upsall said: “He brought lots of different kites to display outside and took time to speak to each class and give an assembly.

“Wonderful sunny weather meant that Mr. West gave us a fantastic enthusiastic display – both educational and entertaining.

“Each child is making their own kite this week from kits we have purchased using Lincolnshire Edina Grant funding, and on Friday we will have a whole school flying session.”

Among kites demonstrated were Chinese fighting kites, butterfly kites and Delta wing kites.

Poppy flies a soft kite. SG130317-123TW

Poppy flies a soft kite. SG130317-123TW

Mr West explained the history of kites, believed to have been developed by the Chinese 2,800 years ago, and revealed how they helped man’s understanding of the flights of aeroplane and parachutes.