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Success for OSH Team in Bloodhound SSC Fin Challenge

May 11th, 2016

A team of five pupils from Year 10 were successful in winning the K’NEX Rocket Car competition at Welbeck Sixth Form College.

The competition was organised by Bloodhound SSC , which is a unique, high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000 mph barrier and set a new world land speed record.  Competing against around 30 other teams, the OSH team had to build an air powered rocket from equipment supplied.  The rocket that travelled the furthest within the five metre track won the competition.

Congratulations to Gareth Owen, T J Hunt, Ross Lindsay, Phil Taylor and Daniel Aliwell who will now have the honour of having their names included on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car’s tail fin.  All five pupils are members of the OSH CCF.

This is the schools’ second engineering success story this year, following the OSH Stem Project winning the UK Young Engineer of the Year award at the National Science + Engineering Competition.

Speaking on their achievements, the OSH Team said “We feel very proud that our names will be included on the fin of the Bloodhound when it attempts the world land speed record in South Africa next year.  We had to make lots of improvements and alterations to our rocket during the competition to eventually build the winning rocket.”