We were very happy today and also excited to happily go to the Swaftham wind turbine. Our group was introduced by a staff member there explaining wind power and their station. Then we went to climb up the main visiting wind turbine. The tower was 96 meters tall and can produce at least 800 kW of electricity each year. Then we climbed up the tower.
At first, I was a bit afraid as the staircase was massively high. And lot of our classmates felt dizzy when climbing. So we stopped at the first part. And after taking a short break, we continued to climb. It went tougher and tougher. I wanted to give up, but I was brave enough, plus the encouragement of my group members, I continued to climb the tower. The route was very long. And it was very tiring too. After about 20 minutes of climbing, we finally reached the observation deck. The views and scenes there was stunning. We could almost see the curve of the ground. We were all shocked by the gorgeous scenery. I found out that this was the only wind turbine that was allowed to have visitors on. And after some time of scene watching, we walked down. But it was even dizzy than before as we went faster. But we still successfully got to the bottom of the turbine. Then we also went to build a windmill. After some data collection, we all agreed that a windmill with three blades works the best.
We went on an electric car tour. I liked the greensail most as it was so cool. And it could also bring it up to a speed of 199 m/ph. But I think it's too expensive to cost 2 million GBP each car.
The visit was so exciting today! I also bought some green souvenirs at the shop!
We started filming the presentation in the afternoon. I like acting very much and I turned out to be Isaac Newton. The clip was great! And we also had a Cambridge Programmes Olympics. Although we didn't win at last, the games were still fun and we all enjoyed them very much. I feel so lucky to see a rainbow after the Olympics. It was so beautiful!
Today was such a "green" day!
We had a wonderful day today...
This morning, instead of having lessons, we went to visit the swaftham wind turbine and it was awesome: we first visited the world's three fastest electric vehicles; then went to made our own wind turbines. Our group got the best result; finally, we went up to the only wind turbine in the world which allows visitors to go to the top - the view was spectacular! We could see very far away!
When we went back to Churchill College and prepared 2 hours for the final presentation. We had dinner and participated in the "Cambridge programmes junior Olympics". (It basically consists of a few mini-games) and our group won the champion!
To put a full stop...(sorry, a full stop is not enough to express it...) an exclaimaion mark to our wonderful day, we saw a clear rainbow and spectacular sunset in the horizon! It was a beautiful view that we may not be able to see in Hong Kong. It is a unforgettable experience!
In these two days there will be a meteorite rain in Cambridge. I really hope I will be able to see it - I will tell you all about it if so. Bye for now!