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Event
Max. participants
100
Min. duration
3 hours
Cost per head
£2
Mode
In-Person
Team phase
Forming, Norming

About the intervention

In teams of 2-3, engineer the best paper airplane and show off your skills by throwing it further than anyone else.

How to set it up.

  • Find an indoor space without any draft, wind, air conditioners and ventilators to test fly the airplanes. If this cannot be found, notify participants of the flying conditions before-hand. 

  • Supply each team with a limited amount of materials e.g. (20 sheets of A4 paper, white glue, masking tape, 5 paper clips, a ruler, pencils)

What to do during.

  • Give teams an hour to fold their most competitive plane 

  • Each team then gets three shots at flying their plane from the designated starting line, and their best attempt will count. 

  • Use a large whiteboard as a leaderboard, with team names and attempts written on pieces of card that can be moved easily.

How you can mix it up ...

Time in air: Instead of a distance competition, winning criteria could be changed to how long the paper plane remains lifted from the ground.

Useful resources.

Learn more about flying paper airplanes from the Red Bull Paper Wings.

Paper Plane Competition