Record Breaking Physics 13th November 2012 Whole School Science

Putney’s physics lessons aren’t just inspiring and engaging – they are world record breaking.   Some 150 girls from Years 6 and 7 took part our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever physics lesson.   As they measured the acceleration of gravity by dropping bean bags and swinging yo yos, they were joined by girls in all 25 other GDST schools across the UK. In all, around 2400 were simultaneously taking part in the physics lesson.   To verify the Putney part of the attempt, local councillor Leslie McDonnell and Mrs Carolyn McMillan, of the Putney Society, were on hand to act as witnesses.   We are now awaiting confirmation that we have indeed broken the record.   The lesson was taught by Ms Oona Carlin, Deputy Head and science teacher, who said: “The girls had great fun whilst managing to grasp some potentially complex scientific concepts.”

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