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Gallery: Students experiment with a world record science bid in the classroom

PUBLISHED: 14:53 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:21 14 November 2012

Year 10 pupils at Ipswich High School take part in a world record attempt for the largest multi venue practical science lesson.

Year 10 pupils at Ipswich High School take part in a world record attempt for the largest multi venue practical science lesson.

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MORE than 2,300 students at girls schools across the country have taken part in a world record bid.

Year 10 pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls in Woolverstone were among those participating in the world’s biggest multi-venue practical science lesson, which was organised by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), as part of the trust’s 140th birthday celebrations.

Pupils from the 26 GDST schools took part in yesterday’s lesson which involved two experiments which measured the value of acceleration due to gravity.

One test measured the time taken for a bean-bag to drop a set distance, while the other timed a swinging pendulum.Dr Marcus Gibbs, the school’s head of physics, said: “The record attempt went swimmingly.

“Sixty-eight girls from Year 10 took part in two experiments to measure the strength of the earth’s gravity.

“Special thanks to our six independent witnesses and stewards who also came in to observe the experiments.” The record attempt was made in accordance with guidelines set by Guinness World Records and will be confirmed in the coming days.

Upcoming events to celebrate the Girls’ Day School Trust’s 140th milestone include a short film competition, foreign language spelling bee and art exhibition.

Stowmarket Road in Great Blakenham was closed on Saturday night after a car left the road and crashed into a house.

Police have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.

A new customer service office has opened in Sudbury as Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils prepare to move their main operations to Ipswich where they will share Suffolk’s Endeavour House headquarters.

Road crews from Highways England will be working at the following sites on East Anglia’s busiest roads over the next week – so this is where drivers can expect to find delays:

Colchester MP Will Quince was visibly moved as the House of Commons passed a new law giving parents the right to compassionate leave from work after suffering the tragedy of stillbirth.

The snooker area at Bears Pool & Snooker Club in Ipswich has now opened following the venue relaunch this summer.

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