Blast off at Calday as it hosts rocket competition

Calday Grange Grammar School hosted the Merseyside leg of the Bloodhound SSC Microbit Model Rocket Competition yesterday (Tuesday 21).

Hailed as a ‘excellent initiative’ by Skills Minister Nick Boles, the Bloodhound SSC is a global engineering adventure using a 1,000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Pupils from Upton by Chester High School, Calday Grange Grammar School and Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn from Denbigh in North Wales went head to head with their rocket creations to see which could go the fastest.

The army were on hand to insert rockets in to the foam cars and to supervise, as the rockets reached speeds of up to 60mph!

Calday Grange won the Merseyside leg by .02 of a second and will now attend the national final later this year – good luck!

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