The Bloodhound Project - Race for the Line - March 2017
The Bloodhound Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Bloodhound Project - Race for the Line, is an annual event run by Alton College. The race was on the 16th March 2017. Our students made their rocket cars before the event on Thursdays after school in Young Engineers Club; but we only had 3 weeks to make the best cars possible.
We had 4 teams on the day, with 5 cars, and came 1st - Smag 2 (42.94MPH), 3rd - Blue Berry (41.5MPH) and 4th - Bluebird (41.04MPH). At least 2 Court Moor teams are due to go back to Alton for the regionals (date to be advised). Fingers crossed that we make it through the regionals, where the teams will have to make a new car on the day, under controlled conditions.
For those teams that make it to the nationals (hopefully our teams!) the prizes are as follows:
- All finalists will have their school names added to the tail fin of BLOODHOUND SSC
- 1st prize - £1000.00 for the school and team VIP trip to South Africa for the team to see BLOODHOUND SSC run
- 2nd Prize - £500.00 for the school
- 3rd Prize - £250.00 for the school
Well done to the Year 8s and 9s involved.
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