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Fab four gear up for finals of Model Rocket Car competition
27th April 2017

A quartet of Rydal Penrhos pupils are in the final stages of preparation ahead of the next round of a national engineering competition.

The two teams qualified from the North Wales regional round of the Race for the Line Model Rocket Car competition, which is being inspired by the Bloodhound SSC project, which is a British supersonic land vehicle currently in development with a goal to reaching 1,000 miles per hour.

Overall fastest qualifiers Josh Peevor and Ben Purcell will be looking to continue their fine success, while Aidan Skinner and Juan Rajagopal will also be looking to stake a claim on the prize.

The district finals will be held in Manchester with a place in the prestigious national finals up for grabs.

Should either side be successful, then they are in with a chance of gaining £1,000 for the school together with a VIP trip to South Africa for the winning team to see the Bloodhound’s world record attempt.

Head of Design and Technology Phil Sutton, said: “The Bloodhound Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“It was great to host the regional finals here at Rydal Penrhos, and having two teams qualify for the next stage was the icing on the cake.

“Hopefully they can go equally as well and make it through to the national finals, which would be a huge honour.”

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