Students were selected to represent the Academy on Wednesday 8 November at an event organised by The Ogden Trust. The Ogden Trust is dedicated to increasing the uptake of physics post-16 by supporting education and engagement for all young people.

The students travelled to The King’s School, to participate in a Year 10 STEM day.

They spent the morning learning about the physics behind how a skeleton bob works, before designing and creating their own model skeleton bobs.

These were then launched using pressurised air cannon and fine-tuned in a competition attempt to achieve the greatest distance.

The students then created a poster in their groups detailing their build process and the key forces acting upon a skeleton bob, such as friction and air resistance, as well as investigating other factors in an attempt to answer the hypothesis of the day: what is more important in the skeleton bob event – athlete or machine?

The girls did incredibly well throughout the day.  They were impeccably behaved, worked extremely hard and truly did the school proud.