On the afternoon of Thursday 29th June 22 Year 10 students went on the Physics paintball trip. This year's trip was to Delta Force in Sheffield, based on the eastern fringes of the Peak District National Park – makes the centre the ideal woodland getaway adventure. And in spite of the incessant drizzle, a great time was had by all.
Donned in the full head goggles, to the body-armour, to the padded combat suit – provided an equal level of comfort and protection for both boys and girls, and fully succeeded in taking the ‘pain’ out of paintball!
The equations of motion, force and gas pressure seemed far less abstract to those in attendance, and lessons from the trip will be referenced regularly over the next year of education, enabling students to answer GCSE Physics questions such as:
The gun fires the paintball forwards at a velocity of 90 m/s. The paintball has a mass of 0.0030 kg. Calculate the momentum of the paintball just after the gun is fired. Use the correct equation from the Physics Equations Sheet.
Photo shows policemen Mia Cotton, Emma Verity and Oliver Marshall of Team Brown, defending the bank from the robbers of Team Mr Davey.