Up, Up and Away!
A tethered hot-air balloon ride was the prize for students who won a competition run by the Science Department during Science Week last year.
Unbelievably it has taken almost a year for the specific weather
conditions to be ‘just right’ for Year 9 students, Vibhushan Manchanda
and Brian Robinson, and Year 12 student Tom Matthews to take their
Open to all secondary students, the
competition task for Years 8 to 10 was to research the history of hot
air balloons and for Years 11 and 12 it was to complete complicated
Physics calculations regarding a hot air balloon and the specific
conditions that were affecting it.
Vibhushan and Brian
were accompanied by a friend and a member of staff on their rides.
Unfortunately Tom was unable to attend. This worked to the advantage of
two bystanders from the Prep School. Head of Science, Julie Harris,
selected them to go for a ride with School Prefect, Richard Stevenson.
They had the time of their lives.