Westholmers Walk on Water

Physics students walk on water!

 

Inspired by Archimedes, but using creations which looked like they were built by Blue Peter, the Year 13 Physicists managed to walk on water in the school swimming pool.

A long, ridiculously ambitious design process was followed by a build process which saw the designs simplified and the rate of progress speed up as the deadline date drew near. The ‘shoes’ were built using wood, polystyrene sheets, pop bottles, old t-shirts and over 100m of Duct tape! Both teams’ shoes were very successful in keeping the students afloat but actually moving proved exhausting!

Congratulations to all the girls involved in completing this very successful project.