1000 miles per hour over 12 miles of desert .. on tour at Shireland Hall!
The Bloodhound SSC Project is aiming to set a new Land Speed Record in 2016, but before then engineers from the project have come to Shireland Hall to teach children all about the development of the project and to inspire their interest in STEM subjects (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
During this week, just under 400 Key Stage 2 children from across the West Midlands will visit the project for a day of exciting hands-on workshops. After an initial introduction to the project, pupils get to tour and explore a life-size 13metre model of the car and try out their reaction times – are they responsive enough to drive a car at 1000 mile per hour?
Later in the day pupils experience 3d printing and make their own 3d models of the Bloodhound car.
In their third workshop, pupils work in teams to design cars using K’nex apparatus, then using air propulsion they test out their designs in heated competitions to find the fastest.
After school, parents have had the opportunity to see the Bloodhound Project and were able to have a go at some of the activities. They asked lots of questions and listened to the interesting answers.
Pupils sharing the dinner hall with the replica car
3D Printer in action
K’nex cars competing to be the fastest in the class
Families learning about the Bloodhound project together