Y8 take the time to discover how the Maths is used in the creation of Rollercoasters
This year roughly 120 students went to Legoland where they took part in a workshop looking at rollercoaster design. Using Maths and Science students then had to utilise the knowledge they had been given to design and create their own rollercoasters out of Lego blocks before testing them. There were some truly excellent designs, and despite some mishaps the workshop ended with some extraordinary designs. As we were leaving, the workshop leaders were keen to tell us how polite our students were and how they were a credit to the school.
Once our workshop times were up, we were free to roam the park in smaller groups. Our group leaders (in the form of volunteer parents and teachers) were able to guide everyone so as much could be experienced as possible. Of all the rides though, The Dragon and Pirate Falls: Treasure Quest were the absolute favourites, though we did leave the latter until the end of the day as more than a few students ended up absolutely drenched!
Overall, our students were able to experience a fun day out on some rides, learned about how Maths is used in the real world, and left the workshop leaders with an excellent impression of themselves. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the parents, teachers and school staff, without whom none of this would have been possible.