It was kite making and flying in Offaly today when the team from ‘Go Fly Your Kite’ visited the pupils of Eoin Pol in Tullamore and also Killeagh NS for an interactive workshop on kites and how they work. Feedback has been really positive and Glenn and his team made sure that all of the students rolled up their sleeves and really got involved in the learning and fun.
‘The physics of how a kite gains lift is very similar to how an airplane gains lift. The wings generate lift force by the action of the moving air over the wing surface. A kite works in exactly the same way. The wind blows in the direction of the kite and underneath it – this creates lift. An excellent way for students to a gain a feel for aerodynamic forces is to fly a kite!’
Go Fly Your Kite in Tullamore yesterday