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Stewards Academy reach for the stars in international rocket competition

Education: Secondary / Tue 4th Jun 2024 at 06:47am

STEWARDS Academy recently took part in the UKROC International Youth Rocketry Competition. UKROC is a youth rocketry competition that attracts teams from the UK, USA, France and Japan to compete for the prize. 

Last year’s final was in Paris, this year it was Farnborough’s turn to host at its UK airshow. Winning teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, North of England, South-west and South-east compete in regionals to find the UK’s entry. 

The mission brief was to design and build a model rocket that could reach 250m in height, deploy a parachute and return to the ground with a total flight time of 43-46 seconds, and keep its payload of a raw hen’s egg intact. 

Stewards Academy’s first rocket launched but did not reach the required height. They problem-solved the issue and fixed the fault for a textbook second flight and finished the day in fourth place out of 32 teams.

Martin Rew, STEM coordinator, said: ‘I want to thank all those who have contributed to this endeavour, including the Technology team who were amazing, but mainly to the fantastic pupils who gave so much time, thought and effort to the cause.’

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2 Comments for Stewards Academy reach for the stars in international rocket competition:

Richard Adams
2024-06-04 15:04:31

Well done to Stewards students. It good to see young people taking an interest in science and technology.

Chad
2024-06-04 15:04:59

Well done to Stewards students. It good to see young people taking an interest in science and technology.

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