On 13th December in amongst the busy Christmas festivities, eight Design & Technology pupils enjoyed a day out at Petroc in Barnstaple at the Bloodhound Project Conference. As well as building Bloodhound models, the highlight of the day was being able to drive the Bloodhound simulator at over 1000 mph!
The Bloodhound Project is the British attempt at not only breaking the world land speed record but also at driving a vehicle at over 1000 mph. This is scheduled for later on this year (2012) at the Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
The Project also aims to renew and promote interest in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, all of which are being used “To confront and overcome the impossible”
– the mission statement for the project. For further information visit :