On a recent STEM day at S. Anselm’s School, pupils from S.Anselm’s and Totley Primary were given the exciting opportunity to learn about the Bloodhound vehicle and apply their knowledge to designing and building their own streamlined cars.

The Bloodhound is a remarkable vehicle that aims to break the land speed record by reaching a speed of 1000 miles per hour. It is powered by a jet engine and is designed to be incredibly aerodynamic, allowing it to cut through the air with minimal drag. The pupils were introduced to the vehicle and given the chance to explore its unique features and capabilities.

Following this, the children were split into teams and tasked with designing and building their own streamlined car using the principles they had learned from the Bloodhound. This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to put their knowledge into practice and get hands-on experience with design and engineering.

As the teams worked on their designs, there was a buzz of excitement in the air. The children were clearly enthused by the challenge and eager to create the fastest car possible. Each team put their own unique spin on the design, adding their own creative touches to make their car stand out from the rest.

Once the cars were built, it was time for the all-important speed tests. The children watched in anticipation as their cars were released down the track, cheering as they raced towards the finish line. It was clear that the competition had sparked a sense of excitement and energy among the pupils, who were thoroughly engaged in the process.

The event was a great success, with the pupils learning a great deal about the principles of aerodynamics and engineering while also having fun and getting hands-on experience. The Oundle Bloodhound STEM day is a fantastic example of how practical learning can be used to engage and inspire young minds, showing them the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.