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

14:53 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.

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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.

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