Culdrose goes ‘supersonic’

More than 250 school children from across the region visited RNAS Culdrose as part of the national Bloodhound Challenge.

Primary and secondary school students spent the day racing their own rocket cars, which are inspired by the project to build a supersonic car which will attempt to set a world land speed record.

Organiser Lieutenant Helen Forster said: “We designed a fun packed day which allowed the students to see what we do at RNAS Culdrose. We came away from the day incredibly impressed with the student’s designs, and their infectious enthusiasm.”

Commander of Air Engineering, Jeff Bell, announced the winners at the end of the day and awarded prizes. St Hilary Primary School in Penzance and Helston Community College were announced winners with the fastest cars in their category.

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