A fantastic event held at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) took place on Wednesday 12th July which saw year 8 students competing their rocket powered cars in a race to prove which team had the best engineers.
With support from local industry, the Essex-based schools constructed a miniature car, considering factors such as downforce and weight and to accommodate the rocket which would propel it.
Great Baddow High School had a great result on the day, with their teams winning all three places, with their top speed at over 120mph and all rockets breaking 100mph.
After the races were over, a postgraduate from the Engineering department at ARU gave a talk about his experience as a student at the University and highlighted the importance of the skills they can gain there for the advanced manufacturing & engineering sector. Julian Hasinski, Technical Director at Raytheon UK, also gave attendance to the event and spoke about how he turned his passion of engineering into a life-long career.
We would like to thank members at ARU, Bloodhound, and of course Mr. Hasinski from Raytheon for helping to create such a memorable event.