Students bowled over by Newton’s Cradle science project

Skittles and Pins from Alley Catz check out Peele Community College's Newton's Cradle.
Skittles and Pins from Alley Catz check out Peele Community College's Newton's Cradle.
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ALLEY Catz mascots Skittles and Pins were bowled over when they visited a Long Sutton school to see a science project.

Students at Peele Community College used bowling bowls to build a giant Newton’s Cradle in the school grounds.

The project was started after last year’s Year 11 science department visited the bowling alley in Spalding.

Bowling balls were donated by Alley Catz and students made the structure using recycled table legs and metal chain, with fixtures and fittings from BRT Bearings.

Work was finished by this year’s Year 11 and the structure – which is 2m high, 1.5m long and 1.2m wide, and includes seven 4kg bowling balls – involved students learning new metalworking skills and how to weld.

Teacher Mark Washbrook said: “Students had great fun doing it. It could be the largest in Britain – and we’ve also got some bits to extend it even further.”