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Flying Kites, Not Drones!

May 1, 2018

Flying Kites, Not Drones!

Over the last few weeks, Year 7 Science Club students have been following a project organised by Pax Christi and the Quakers called Fly Kites Not Drones.  It revolves around the tradition in Afghanistan of flying kites which have pledges and prayers on to mark a New Year.  The kites contrast with the drones seen high in the sky which are sometimes armed with missiles.   Those missiles are intended to be aimed at terrorists but, inadvertently, innocent people including children have been killed.

In response to a presentation about the project, members of Science Club (under the guidance of Dr Descallar) have made kites exploring the scientific principles involved.  While they constructed and engineered them, they also thought of pledges and prayers they would like to make, attaching them to their kites.   Today, while remembering we all live under the same blue sky, they flew those kites mindful of the Afghan children who also take delight in flying kites.