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Y8 students, assisted by Technology teacher Mr S. Murtagh, prepare to launch their rockets during the Rockets Workshop  - View Full Size Image
Y8 students, assisted by Technology teacher Mr S. Murtagh, prepare to launch their rockets during the Rockets Workshop
Y8 students, assisted by Technology teacher Mr S. Murtagh, prepare to launch their rockets during their Rockets Workshop - View Full Size Image
Y8 students, assisted by Technology teacher Mr S. Murtagh, prepare to launch their rockets during their Rockets Workshop
Students get advice from Head of Technology Mr R. McKay and Mr S. Murtagh as they launch their rockets at their Rockets Workshop - View Full Size Image
Students get advice from Head of Technology Mr R. McKay and Mr S. Murtagh as they launch their rockets at their Rockets Workshop
19/06/2015 ROCKETS WORKSHOP FOR LORETO COLLEGE YEAR 8 STUDENTS

Year 8 students at Loreto College took part in a rockets workshop on 18th and 19th June, organised by Mrs Katrina Brolly (Physics teacher) and led by Mr Raymond McKay and Mr Sean Murtagh (Technology teachers).

In Science lessons prior to the Workshop, the students learned about the forces acting on rockets and aeroplanes, and the influence of aerodynamics and streamlined design to maximise flight performance and fuel efficiency. In the workshop, they designed and launched a range of aeroplanes and rockets. There was great excitement as the rockets were launched and the flight performance was evaluated to determine the best rocket designer in Year 8.

The students greatly enjoyed the workshop and were enthusiastic about applying their scientific knowledge to real world experience.