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Stewards Academy rocket team hit the heights

Education: Secondary / Tue 20th Jun 2017 at 11:11am

EIGHT students from Stewards Academy competed in the 2017 ADS UK Youth Rocketry Finals at Stow Maries Aerodrome. Following a fourth place position in the South-Eastern regional finals the group had a challenge on their hands against nine other regional finalists from across the country.

Rocket Stewards

The ‘The Bomb Squad’ rocket had to be capable of transferring a raw egg to an altitude of 775 feet and then safely returning it to the ground via 2 parachutes, all in the time range of 42-45 seconds. The aim was to score as few points as possible. For the qualifying flight the rocket reached an altitude of 768 feet and landed in 41.9s – a total score of 7 points!

After two more rounds the students had a final score of 22 points which gave them a third place position and a UK bronze medal for the second year in a row! An absolutely fantastic achievement for all of the competitors involved.

John Flood, Science teacher, said: “The students involved have represented Stewards phenomenally and it was a privilege to have brought them to the competition. It’s fair to say that we all had a blast!”

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