As part of the forces and motion section of the year 7 course we were investigating how the size and shape of a parachute determined how quickly it falls. Various shapes were tested but the equilateral triangle performed the best. Three cords performed better than four. Threading the cords onto the parachutes was a fairly tricky task!
Today the children and staff of Bloomsbury celebrated the more important holiday in the school year; Songkran. Songkran is the start of the new Thai year and is a chance to celebrate new beginnings. The children took part in a ceremony with a visiting monk to bless all the teachers but pouring water on their hands. The children also took part in a competition to build traditional and modern style sand pagodas. The sun shone on this joyous and auspicious day at Bloomsbury, and everyone had a wonderful day!