BLOODHOUND SSC MODEL ROCKET CAR COMPETITION

The Leigh UTC staged the first round of the Bloodhound SSC Model Rocket Car Competition on Wednesday 29th March.

The Leigh UTC was represented by 3 teams with cars entered by Tyler Draper, Hayden Thomsett and James Biscoe. St. Olave’s School had 3 teams and Dartford Bridge Primary submitted 5 teams.  With 11 cars in total, it was a busy afternoon.

The students were assisted by men from the Royal Signals and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)

The secondary school category was won by St. Olave’s with a speed of 31.68mph and The fastest car from Dartford Bridge managed a top speed of 31.46mph.

The two winning teams go on to the regional final, to be held next term at the UTC!  The challenge becomes a lot tougher as the students will have a maximum of 1 hour to prepare a car from scratch… we wish them luck.  With a first prize of a trip to South Africa to see the real Bloodhound car go for the world land speed record, there is a lot to work for

The Leigh UTC is already planning for next year’s competition and we will be looking to put in a record breaking performance.

 

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