Mildenhall College Academy pupils progress to next stage of national rocket car challenge

Pupils from Mildenhall College Academy take part in the Bloodhound SCC Rocket Car Challenge. Picture

Pupils from Mildenhall College Academy take part in the Bloodhound SCC Rocket Car Challenge. Picture: Daniel Todd - Credit: Archant

A group of pupils are hoping to reach the national final of a rocket car competition.

Earlier this month, the school playground at Mildenhall College Academy was turned into a mini-racing track as pupils designed, built and raced their own rocket cars as part of the Model Rocket Car Challenge from the Bloodhound Project.

Bloodhound, the engineering team behind the most recent attempt at breaking the land speed record, set up the national competition to inspire a generation of engineers.

The youngsters put their cars to the test in the hope they could reach the regional stage.

With the results now in, the top performing team from the school has been invited to participate in the regional final on Friday, April 28 at RAF Honington, after their car reached speeds of more than 70mph.


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They are competing for a place in the final at the Santapod Race Track in Northamptonshire.

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