Primary Science Day – Physics

On Wednesday 14th October we welcomed five students each from four local primary schools – Carclaze, Pondhu, Mevagissey and Mount Charles – for the first of our four Primary Days for this year.

This time the focus was Physics, with activities based on the Bloodhound car – the world’s fastest racing car, which is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. The students took part in three activities: making rockets and looking at how streamlining works, making parachutes and discussing how you could possibly slow down a car going at 800mph car down and investigating static electricity.

Mrs McGee, Science Teacher, said: “The Primary Science Days at Penrice have proven incredibly popular with the younger students, giving them a great experience of what to expect in Science at secondary school. It’s a great way for them to interact with some of our older students, who are off timetable for the day to help them with their projects.”