Clifton students reach national finals of UK Youth Rocketry Competition

Clifton students reach national finals of UK Youth Rocketry Competition

IMG_1856Clifton College's STEM club attended the SW Regional Finals of the UK Youth Rocketry Competition on Saturday 4th May.

As part of the project they had to design, test, build and launch a model rocket which had to fly to a certain height, stay in the air for a specific amount of time and land safely on the ground with an egg unscathed inside!

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The team scored exceptionally well and managed to secure a spot at the National Finals on Wednesday 8th May. Unfortunately, due to rain and high winds, rocket launches were not permitted at the finals.

A wet weather plan was initiated, in which students had to provide a log book of events to judges and deliver a short presentation on their rocket design to include any set-backs they had encountered along the way. They pulled together as a team to complete this task in a very short period of time and gave a very impressive and solid performance.

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to win them a spot in the Paris International Finals to compete against the USA, France and Japan, but they have certainly learnt some valuable life skills and made some lasting memories along the way!

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