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West Cumbrian students celebrate success in bid to break world record

A group of Year 11 students from the Energy Coast UTC took part in a bid to help break the world land speed record. A competition set up by the Bloodhound organisation at RAF Leeming saw groups of secondary school students compete in controlled rocket car racing. This involved designing, constructing and racing the rocket cars against other schools to see who was the fastest. Using the Bloodhound project to help inspire students into science, engineering and mathmatics.

The Energy Coast UTC werre succesfull at this competition, coming 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th. This means we get to compete in the final at the Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfedshire for a chance to win £1000 and a VIP trip to South Africa to spectate the world land speed record attempt.

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