BLOODHOUND Race for the Line competition – deadline extended

Great news for anyone who has yet to enter the Race For the Line rocket car challenge - the application deadline for this fantastic STEM initiative has been extended to 30th November.

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Register your school for Free rocket Car Kits and take part in this awesome competition to design and build the fastest model rocket car in the UK!

Inspired by the rules governing the World Land Speed Record attempt that the 1,000mph BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car is targeting, the model rocket cars must blast along a wire and through a set of timing gates with a BBC micro:bit accelerometer on board gathering vital data that enables the Teams to modify and improve their designs.

Teams compete at open race days at one of 120 regional Race HUBs. The top two primary and secondary school teams from each hub will qualify for the regional finals in March 2017.   The winning primary and secondary school teams at each of the 15 regional finals are invited to the national finals held in June at the Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire

The Race For the Line is part of the BLOODHOUND Education Programme with a dedicated team of 600 specially trained ambassadors, engaging with over 100,000 pupils each year. BLOODHOUND is providing an entertaining way to teach students valuable skills. By building their own rocket cars, they’ll have the chance to learn everything from aerodynamics, to time management and teamwork.

Future Decoded was the host event for the biggest race of the year. Last year’s winners from Scotland, England and Wales raced for the chance to win a trip to South Africa, where they will attend BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car record-breaking race on Hakskeen Pan.

To sign up for the project, schools and youth groups must visit the BLOODHOUND’s Learning website and register by 30th November to receive their free rocket car kits. On this website you will be able to find further details on how to become a part of BLOODHOUND initiative.

Race For The Line Rocket Car Competition is an initiative supported by BLOODHOUND project in partnership with Microsoft and British Army with over 100,000 sign ups already covering 4000 schools across the UK, be sure to not miss out!

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