On Monday we were very fortunate to welcome the team from Bloodhound SSC
to Simon Balle, along with the full-scale model of the Bloodhound SSC car. The project is designed to help raise awareness among schoolchildren about the Bloodhound SSC project and its aims is to inspire a generation about science and engineering. Our aim is to encourage more young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Bloodhound SSC aims to break the world land speed record of 763 mph later this year before it attempts a 1,000 mph run in South Africa in 2016.
Throughout the day, Y9 were able explore the different components of the car, make 3D model cars and have the opportunity to race their rocket cars across the playground.
The students had a great day and the 4 winners of the rocket car race will have the honour of having their names printed on the tail fin of the real car! Those students were Aeron Phipps, Jasmin Howard,Willow Stone and Lillie Thomas – congratulations to them.
Please take some time to have a look at a selection of the photos we took on the day. Students, staff and visitors were mesmerised by the sight of the car in the front playground!