NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council is set to welcome the BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car – a life-size replica of the vehicle designed to set a new world land speed record – on 30th October.
The BLOODHOUND Project is designed to inspire children and young people to consider future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by demonstrating how these subjects can be used to create something extraordinary…and break a record or two along the way.
The BLOODHOUND show car will begin its visit to Nottinghamshire at County Hall, and will then move to the National Water Sports Centre and Rufford Country Park where it will be the focus of a range of educational activities and community open days, as well as a business breakfast with local entrepreneurs.
During November, pupils from around 100 Nottinghamshire schools will have the opportunity to learn more about the science and technology behind the ultimate racing car, and take part in a range of educational, problem solving activities and challenges with the BLOODHOUND education team.
Coun Philip Owen, chairman of the children and young people’s committee said: “This is an excellent opportunity for our children and young people to take part in an exciting real-life engineering project and develop their problem solving skills. They will undertake challenges and learn to co-operate to accomplish certain tasks and see how a supersonic car works.
“I hope that the young people will come away from these challenges and be inspired to consider studying science or engineering, technology or mathematics and also to appreciate that such subjects could open doors to a truly remarkable future career.”
BLOODHOUND Education Programme Director Jonathan Ellis, said: “Bloodhound is a really exciting programme for a number of reasons. It gives children the chance to get involved and have some fun with science, technology and maths. Here they get the chance to see how amazing engineering and technology can be.
“The BLOODHOUND Project is about inspiring the next generation to study STEM subjects. We work with local business to create long-term links with schools and help to develop students’ understanding of industry and the skills required to operate in today’s challenging work place. This enables young people to take on more highly skilled jobs in Nottinghamshire which in turn benefits future business growth.”
The project will be led by the BLOODHOUND Education Programme and ambassadors from local and national businesses.