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01/03

Rollercoaster Engineering

On Women in Engineering Day, Lower Sixth Physics students went to Thorpe Park to learn more about applied Physics and Engineering.

The A Level students enjoyed a trip to discover more about the Science behind the rides. Ailin commented: “I was amazed at how much Physics is needed to build these rollercoasters… it made me really appreciate all the work Physicists and Engineers put into developing amusement parks – which was reassuring, before going on the rides.” 

Chehara commented: “It was really interesting to learn about how rollercoasters are supposed to be flexible quite and we had fun using the g-force meter.”

Stella, an Arkwright Engineering Scholar, added: “My highlight was going on ‘The Swarm’ – although the queue was long, it was definitely worth it!” 

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