On Friday 5th February the KS1 children went to visit the Bloodhound project in Avonmouth as part of our topic of 'Back to the future'. We meet Rob Bennett the Chief Inspirer and he talked to us about when the first land speed record happened and the fact that it was 39mph. Then how over the years the vehicles have changed and how people with lots of help of engineers and scientists have pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved to do what once was impossible, and how in the future some of our children could be working on projects with technology that hasn't even been invented yet. We were given a tour of the workshop to see the Bloodhound and find out how it has been built and how they hope to break the current land speed record by reaching 1000mph! We saw a demonstration of how a jet engine works and saw a small jet car speed across the car park. The children were really engaged in the learning and showed the staff that they have learnt lots this term by answering Rob's questions and asking some really good questions themselves. Try asking your child some of the information that they found out and if you would like more information on the project and the activity and workshop days they run visit the Bloodhound website at http://www.bloodhoundssc.com
This trip was funded by the school and with the help of the Friends.