Year 9 Maths trip to Alton Towers

Year 9 students had a fantastic time at Alton Towers on Thursday! They got to experience the first-hand effects of forces and acceleration as they were hurtled around various different rollercoasters. Those that rode Oblivion will have travelled at speeds of up to 110 km/h and experienced forces of up to 4.5G – that’s more than an astronaut experiences during a rocket launch! Hopefully, it will have inspired the next generation of roller-coaster engineers and designers.

I have to give a special mention to Leland Bower, Daniel Coyne, Poppy Simon, Connie Needham, Claudia Denny and Lucy Fitchett who were excellent adversaries on the Battle Galleons. All staff were very impressed with how the students conducted themselves around the park and on the coaches – what a fantastic year group!

Thank-you to everyone involved.

Mrs Chidlaw