Eleven Year 7 students took part in the regional final of the Race for the Line model rocket car competition, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) competition inspired by Bloodhound SSC – the world’s fastest car.
Working in 2 teams the students designed and built a model rocket powered car that was tested by the soldiers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at Catterick Garrison. The winning team beat teams from 11 other schools from across Yorkshire to use their engineering skills to produce the fastest overall car, the winning students were Joe Royle, Nathan Wilson, Nathan Turner, Ben Banks, Harry Charlotte and Aaron Young.
All our year 7 students have already worked in teams in school to build and test their own rocket cars with the army; joining around 70,000 others from across the country who have been able to do the same. These winning students now have the opportunity to take part in the national final in June, at RAF Wittering.