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The Veritas Airshow (12 August 2013)

posted 1 Mar 2014, 02:41 by Sean Brown   [ updated 1 Mar 2014, 04:28 ]
Students at St Therese Catholic Primary School, Padstow, were encouraged to reach for the skies to help celebrate National ScienceWeek earlier this month.

Students spent lessons with science specialist John Burfoot learning aspects of flight and were given time to design projects for an airshow at the school on Monday, August 12.

Mr Burfoot said the older students looked more closely at Bernoulli’s principle of lift, while Kindergarten displayed balloon powered flying toys.

“For many of the students at our school, this may well have been the only opportunity to come so close to any of these elements of flight – some may even want to pursue it as a hobby or even a vocation as a result,” he said.

A big thank you must go to the following experts, without whom the day could not have happened: Tim
Banicevich (NSW Rocketry Association), Adrian le Gras (NSW HGPA), Alan Taylor (Northern Beaches Hang Gliding Club), Kevin Barnes (Parramatta RC Aircraft Club) and Miniature Aero Sports NSW.