Speedy duo help students meet challenges of future
IT was all systems go at King’s Infant and Junior Division when a team of engineers hoping to break the land speed record visited.
The Bloodhound SSC team are aiming to smash through the 1,000 MPH barrier on a 13-mile mud pan in South Africa’s Northern Territory this Autumn.
Anthony Rhodes and Simon Procter, from the team, visited the school as part of their ongoing mission to inform and educate the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Simon said: “We want the next generation to be capable of designing and building a car to travel at 1500 miles an hour.
“Today we have talked about friction and aerodynamics with the King’s youngsters, who you can see are hooked on every word we say, because the car they see behind us is so exciting.
“You get the same twinkle in the eye of children and science students all over the world.”
The school also hosted an event for parents later the same day so they could learn for themselves about the technology of the fastest car on earth.
Caroline HulmeMcKibbin, principal, said: “Many of the roles our pupils will be tackling in the future simply haven’t been invented yet and what they will need above all is the intellectual curiosity to rise to new challenges and solve complex, intriguing problems.
“If ever a project tested those qualities it is the Bloodhound SSC team.”
Simon Procter (left) and Anthony Rhodes with King’s Junior pupils in a simulated cockpit