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Salford City Academy students take the brakes off in high-speed competition

A project to break the world land speed record raced into town on Tuesday 10th May, challenging students from local schools to build their own rocket cars.

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).

This week saw the project set its sights on Greater Manchester, staging a ‘Skillbuild Day’ at Stockport College, with students from Salford City Academy and other schools in the area tasked with building and then racing their own rocket powered cars.

On the day, it was the team from Salford who were first past the post, with Year 10 students Blake Tombling, David Webster and Justin Maggs’s high speed creation beating off the competition, to earn their very own inscription on the actual car that will try to break the land speed record.

Commented a proud Helen Mackenzie, Principal at Salford City Academy:

“This event was a fantastic and fun way of engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We’re particularly pleased that it was a team from Salford City Academy that took top spot on the day!”


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