Coaster designers wanted in Staffordshire

To celebrate National Science Week next March and the launch of its new world first rollercoaster, Alton Towers has launched a design competition for young students.

The competition will give them the chance to use their science knowledge to design a world beating rollercoaster and win the opportunity to be amongst the first to ride the park’s newest ride (currently codenamed SW7). when it opens in March 2013.

Judged by a panel of rollercoaster experts at the Alton Towers Resort, the competition will allow students to put their science knowledge into practice by designing a ride, taking into account forces, gravity and energy. The winner will receive an exclusive ride for their class on the Resort’s newest rollercoaster when it opens in March during National Science Week.

Head of Trade and Corporate Sales Rachael Cotton from the Alton Towers Resort commented;

“With the recent news that fewer girls are taking physics at higher education, rollercoasters are an ideal way to engage in science and make it fun and that’s something we are really passionate about here are the Resort. We will have a range of activities taking place throughout National Science Week that will really bring the subject to life and with a new world’s first rollercoaster coming to the park, students can learn all about speed, acceleration and kinetic energy through an exciting and real life example.”

Alton Towers will celebrate National Science Week from 18-22 March 2013, with a range of extra events. Activities will include the Resort’s rollercoasters and relativity talk, two immersive 360 degree theatre shows and Dr Ken from Teacher’s TV performing a science circus show.

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