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Bromley students awaiting science world record attempt results

Left to right, Sara Miah, 12, Lucy Vevers, 12, Rosie Faye, 12 and Ellie Spicer, 13

Left to right, Sara Miah, 12, Lucy Vevers, 12, Rosie Faye, 12 and Ellie Spicer, 13

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Bromley High School students are waiting to find out if their bid for a science Guinness World Record has been successful.

The school was one of 26 around the country which participated in what may be the biggest practical science lesson in multiple venues ever, with 2,300 girls involved.

The experiments measured the value of acceleration due to gravity. One calculated the time taken for an object to drop a set distance and the other measured a swinging pendulum.

The Institute of Physics published a report recently that found half of all co-ed maintained schools in England do not have any girls studying physics at A-level.

Bromley High’s head of physics said: “We want to build on this success and encourage the younger girls to choose Physics at A-level. We hope that the world record attempt shows girls that it can be fun and enjoyable while learning at the same time. “

The school will find out next year if their attempt was successful.

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