Year 9 STEM Trip
On Wednesday 14th June, 9J attended the Bloodhound Project STEM workshop in W5 alongside pupils from Bangor Grammar School. The Bloodhound project is based on the Bloodhound SSC project which in 2018 aims to set a new land speed record of 1000mph. The pupils were given an informative talk by Rob Bennett about the history of the land speed record and how the design of the cars impacted directly onto the speed which the car was capable of achieving. Key terms of anthropometrics and ergonomics were developed and the task of the workshop was introduced, to design and build the fastest rocket car. After much deliberation and manufacture, the cars were ready and we set off to the track. All the pupils watched on as each car flew down the track and waited nervously for the final results. These happily brought about great joy for 9J as the various teams achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd with the winning car, which was designed and manufactured by Ben Hayes, Mateusz Pietrzkiewicz and Aodhan Graham reaching a remarkable 61mph.