On May 1, 2012, teams of two students each from high schools across BC participated in the “BC’s Brightest Minds” Physics competition at Playland.
The teams were required to complete in three tasks analyzing the role physics plays in Playland rides. The tasks included calculating the forces acting on a student riding the Enterprise, the velocity of the spinning Wave Swinger, and the centripetal acceleration of the Wooden Roller Coaster. Julie and Jennifer, Grade 12, represented York House in the competition. The team placed third in the province, winning a $500 award!