BLOODHOUND STEM education roadshow comes to Pimlico Academy
On the 17th March 2014 BLOODHOUND’s Education Team arrived at Pimlico Academy, London to run four days of experiential STEM and computer science workshops for students from local primary schools and the academy itself.
A life size Bloodhound interactive education show car was placed in the atrium of the school, and each of the 120 students learnt about the extraordinary science, technology, engineering and mathematics involved in building the ultimate 1,000 mile per hour jet and rocket powered car.
Each of the four workshop experiences were highly interactive, experiential events, inspiring students to engage with these subjects as never before.
On the final day, Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise and Viscount Younger Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property joined students to experience the workshops for themselves.
Matthew Hancock MP said "It was great to see BLOODHOUND education programme revving up the interest of Pimlico Academy pupils in vehicle design and the engineering challenges associated with breaking the land-speed record. This is rocket science and it is a great way of engaging the young."
Lord Viscount Younger said "Putting pupils, teachers, members of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and STEM ambassadors together generated a lot of interest in the subject which was enhanced by the useful educational aids such as the BLOODHOUND driving simulator. The Bloodhound project is an exciting, inspirational and visible example of how Britain continues to push boundaries in the field of engineering and technology."
Over the next 12 months 30,000 students across the country will experience the same BLOODHOUND education workshops, leading to the creation of BLOODHOUND Hubs in Universities and Colleges across England that will continue to inspire local students with BLOODHOUND SSC in the lead up to the 1,000 mile an hour World Land Speed Record attempt in South Africa in 2016.