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Culcheth pupils’ 90mph model rocket car


PUPILS at Culcheth High School, Warrington have put their team building skills to the test thanks to a donation from a building company towards the Race to the Line Model Rocket Car STEM Challenge.
The national competition, run by The Learning Partnership (TLP), is open to schools across the country and sees Year 7 pupils building model rocket cars to race across the playground. The aim is to get youngsters engaged with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Taylor Wimpey North West donated £250 towards the entry fee, ensuring youngsters at the school were able to participate in this unique competition.
Schools had until April 30 to submit their entries for the school qualifying round. But because of the Coronavirus outbreak, that The Learning Partnership made the decision to cancel any face to face events and finals for the remainder of the UK 2019-2020 season.
The competition in school was very fierce with the winning cars reaching 42 metres per second – over 90 miles per hour!
Beth Andrews, science KS3 co-ordinator at Culcheth High School Community Campus, said: “The pupils had a fantastic time building their rocket cars and were really engaged with the challenge.
“We’re committed to encouraging our students to think creatively, as well as teaching them all of the unique experiences and opportunities that STEM has to offer, so donations such as those from Taylor Wimpey are hugely important to us.”
Stuart Craig, sales and marketing director at the company said: “As a responsible homebuilder, we are proud to be able to support these kinds of initiatives. It’s crucial that young people in our communities are given the opportunity and drive to learn and develop their skills.
“We’d like to wish Culcheth High School the very best for the qualifying stages of the competition.”


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