The practical learning made the ideas of aerodynamics easier to understand and it was great to take our learning out of the classroom. Having the Royal Navy here was very exciting and it has all been so much fun!

Daizie-Mae Blyth, Student

Students used their lessons investigating aerodynamics, speed and acceleration to create foam cars that were raced in inter-class competitions with the help of the Royal Navy.  The rocket-powered vehicles were raced through a series of time gates, providing data for further science and maths lessons.

Newton Abbot College is one of over 400 schools nationwide to have signed up to the initiative, which will see winners of the heats compete at over 40 regional finals held at armed forces bases nationwide in April with Devonport hosting the south west event.  The Royal Navy is overseeing, judging and managing the races in region to ensure all is conducted fairly.

Student Daizie-Mae Blyth said: “Creating the racing cars in lessons was really fun.  It took about four lessons to finish them and get them ready for racing.

"The practical learning made the ideas of aerodynamics easier to understand and it was great to take our learning out of the classroom.  Having the Royal Navy here was very exciting and it has all been so much fun!”

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For more details on the Year of Engineering 2018, visit www.yearofengineering.gov.uk

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