Technology & Design News

10 pupils from 9B travelled to W5 at the Odyssey, Belfast with Mr Mulholland (T&D) to take part in the Bloodhound Model Rocket Car Project. The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car team are trying to set the world land speed record by reaching 1000mph in their rocket powered car next October. The girls took part in a workshop were they learned about how technology has developed in the last 200 years, how it has enabled us to push the boundaries of what is possible, and features of how to make their car go as fast as possible. They then designed and created their own model rocket car in pairs and raced pupils in their class and from other schools, with the winner getting the opportunity to have their name put on the official Bloodhound Rocket Car. Brianna Steen and Casey Wynn came third overall with a top speed of 51.2mph, only 1.9mph short of the eventual winners. Well done girls and to everyone who took part!