Published on: 13 September 2017

Making paper planes in class normally results in being firmly spoken to by the teacher, however that wasn’t the case for our Year 5 and 6 boys last week, as they battled it out to become the 2017 Preparatory School paper plane champion.

The competition, which took place in the 4EB classroom and Chapel Forecourt, involved boys folding and flying a paper plane to see whose plane would fly the furthest and keep aloft the longest. Variations in plane design included the Javelin, Concorde and old time favourite, Dart paper plane.

Cameron Wood (5JM), Calvin Teoh (5NH), William Johansson-Jones (5JG), Jonah Hanikeri (5JG), Benjamin Rundus (5JG) and Ben Dredge (5JM) were announced as the winners of this year’s competition following several rounds of judging.

“You’ve just got to fold it and fly it,” said Calvin Teoh in a simple and straight forward response.

“It was great to see the enthusiasm – the boys really got into it and we had a lot of fun,” said Year 4 Teacher, Mrs Elizabeth Barrett.

The winners of our Preparatory School paper plane competition will now represent Christ Church at the IPSHA Paper Airplane Competition being held on 18 October at St Stephen’s School.