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Rainbow’s End – a Mecca for physics students

For a welcome respite from the pressures of the last week of school, on Monday the Year 13 Physics classes visited Rainbow’s End.

The premise – to gather data for an optional internal: “Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected content”. The actual reason we were all there – to have fun!

Even though we had a list of recommended rides, that didn’t stop anyone from experiencing everything the theme park had to offer. The Stratosfear, with its complete 360° vertical spin, was a challenge some of us chose to undertake; as well as the competitive Scorpion Carts and the really rather relaxing Log Flume.

Many phones nearly fell and a lot of junk food was consumed, but nevertheless everyone enjoyed themselves (and we even managed to gather a few scraps of data).

It will be interesting to see how many people actually complete the internal, and how many choose to savour the experience, uncorrupted, as one of the last field trips of their high school career. Whatever the students choose, the day was certainly one to remember.

Elizabeth Leaning and Gayle Lee