- Published: Thursday, 26 May 2022 19:27
- Written by Claude Maina
After a two-year covid hiatus, rocketry is back at the John C. Page School in West Newbury. Rocketry was sorely missed and everyone is thrilled to have it back. That's a good feeling and shows we are doing something special for the 6th graders at the Page.
The class size has been trending down at the Page School over the last few years and this year was the smallest 6th grade class that we've had since starting rocketry 14 years ago; only 35 students split into two home rooms. John Benvenuti is still there and now they have a new math/science teacher, Trina Forest. She is fully on board with rocketry and is a great addition to the team. With only two homerooms, we built two rockets: Fliskits Thing-a-ma-jig and Custom Razor. Each year there seems to be some occurrence or characterization that best describes the unit that year. In past years, it almost always involved glue - usually too much - way-too-much! But the kids have been pretty good with glue for a while now. We did have one - 'too much is not enough glue' - team this year; but everyone else was pretty good. This year the characterization would be just the excitement of having rocketry back! Pictures are in the Gallery.