Siemens Rollercoaster Finals at Whitworth Art Gallery

On Tuesday 18 June 2 teams of Year 10s went to the Siemens Rollercoaster finals at Whitworth Art Gallery to compete against other schools with their design and construction of a rollercoaster using a rollercoaster K’Nex kit. The students have been working very hard on their designs and testing their workings since April, meeting at lunchtimes and after school as well as capturing their experiences and keeping a portfolio which also went towards the final judging criteria. The students had to pitch their design and demonstrate the workings of their rollercoasters to a panel of judges. The theme of the rollercoasters was Aladdin and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, with Aladdin winning the prize for Team Choice, which was the vote from every school for their favourite rollercoaster of the day. The overall winner of the day was from Ormiston, Chadwick Academy for their Jurassic Park rollercoaster display. Well done to the 2 teams: Aladdin – Samyu, Lavanya, Isabelle, Emma and Eleanor and to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Ella R, Amy, Grace, Malaika, Ella and Susie.