Residents at Overdene House
residential and nursing care home, in Cheshire, took part in a paper aeroplane competition on 11th January, and it did get rather competitive indeed!
Those involved were able to choose from six different aeroplanes: the Delta, Arrow, Classic Dart, Condor, Carnard, or the Raptor.
Residents then created their aeroplanes using their templates and instructions, with a little assistance from Wellbeing Coordinator Rebecca, and then they went to the starting line to compete.
The first race saw Christine fly into the lead with her classic dart plane. The second race saw John’s arrow plane take the lead, travelling towards the end of the dining room. And the third race ended with John and Christine winning the round with two good flights.
They then ended the competition with a tie-breaker round. John’s plane flew a good flight, landing about four metres away under a table, but Christine stole the title with a beautiful flight which saw her classic dart aeroplane soar right up to the end of the room!
There was a lot of encouragement throughout the activity with Residents exclaiming, “Go, go, go!” and “Look at that plane!”
Rebecca commented, “It was amazing to see our Residents working together to make their aeroplanes and showing each other their best flying technique.”