Denton Community College students are flying high
Tuesday 18th February 2014 @ 16:12 by Mark Phillip
News
READY FOR TAKE OFF: Some of the students with one of their flying machines.

READY FOR TAKE OFF: Some of the students with one of their flying machines.

Year Nine pupils at Denton Community College made a flying start to their school day recently they were educated on the physics of gliding.

The educational fun, dubbed ‘glider day’, was run by ‘Smallpeice Trust (spelt correctly), who provided students with the knowledge to design, make and eventually fly a propelled glider.

The pupils, who were selected by teachers, were split into five groups of five with each assigned a responsibility.

The Ogden Trust funded event is just one of many within the borough, which wields various positive outcomes including thepromotion of teaching physics and building enthusiasm within the classroom.

Fourteen year old Luke Wigglesworth said he found the day to be inspiring.

He told us: “It really helped me understand the complexities behind the science and is an area of education I’m looking to pursue.”

Steve Nixon, director of learning for Science at the college, hailed the day a success.

He stated: “It was great to see the students so enthused in the day’s events and the way it brought out their competitive edge.

“Being assigned responsibilities within groups highlighted their capabilities of working independently, and in a group capacity.”