Physics high flyers

28th September 2007 at 01:00
The historic visit of the good ship "QE2" to Gourock last Thursday must have caused absence rates at the port's secondary schools to soar, judging by the number of school-aged marine enthusiasts-for-the-day throng-ing the quayside.

But, as three girls, clearly of school age, looked on in a mixture of fear and delight as the jets of the RAF's Red Arrows display team swooped through their routine in honour of the vessel's 40th birthday, one remarked: "See this, it's pure physics in action so it is."

The pilots above would have been proud to know that they were playing their part in informal education beyond the classroom for these would-be physics high flyers, even if the school's click and go computer system might have taken a different view next morning.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now