Supersonic cars at Westhaven!
Whilst Year 9 we enjoying themselves in France, Cardiff & Plymouth tutor groups joined up to research & study the Blood hound SSC … that’s Super Sonic Car to you & me!
During the day, we learnt that the car is still being developed & tested, with the ultimate goal of achieving a record speed of 1000 miles per hour.
I suppose if you have a very light car with a Euro-Fighter Jet engine strapped to it, it is possible!
We learnt that the biggest problem for the engineers is keeping it firmly on the ground, as its design & speed makes it want to take off! If it isn’t in contact with the ground at all times, they will not be able to gain the world speed record.
In the afternoon, our students then built cardboard models of the Bloodhound SSC, using a balloon in place of a jet engine.
Granted our models didn’t travel at 1000 mph, but we all learnt a lot & had a great time racing them in the school hall. Thanks to all the staff who supported us.
Mr Humphreys presented Josh, the winner with a very expensive silver cup…. ok it was a cheap plastic one, but it’s the thought that counts!!