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NEXUS Host Bloodhound Rocket Car Racing Event

9 May. 2017 Posted by admin

Nexus recently transformed into a Bloodhound Rocket Car racing Hub for Cornwall. We held many workshops with local primary schools to help them design and make their Rocket Cars, and held two exciting days of racing on the track at Nexus. Over 300 pupils from schools all over Cornwall were involved in the Bloodhound events at Nexus.

We held many workshops with local primary schools to help them design and make their Rocket Cars and held two exciting days of racing on the track at Nexus. Over 300 pupils from schools all over Cornwall were involved in the Bloodhound events at Nexus, raising the profile of STEM and providing a lot of fun!


The first day of racing saw pupils from Troon, St. Buryan, Gorran School, Connor Downs and Rosemellin racing their brilliant rocket cars down the track at Nexus. The whole day was amazing, with brilliant support from our Raceteers. We had some really fast times, with several cars achieving speeds over 30 mph. The top two teams are currently ‘Bolt’ from St. Buryan with 39.66 mph and ‘Team Ravenclaw’ from Rosemellin School, which tops the table at 39.80 mph.


On the second day, Crowan, St. Erth, Ladock, Veryan, Penponds and one car from Rosemellin joined us for the Primary races, as well as St. Ives School which were competing for a place in the Secondary Regional competition. The racing was very exciting, with several misfires, some rain and lots of great cheering and enthusiasm from the students and staff alike.

In the Primary heats, the fastest car was Team Ravenclaw from Rosemellin School who clocked 39.8 mph. The second Primary team was from St. Buryan School; Bolt with 39.66mph. In the Secondary heats, though there was an excellent showing from a number of CSIA, St. Ives and Nexus teams, all top 5 places were taken by Nexus teams. The teams going through to the Regionals are RLCS with a speed of 40.97 mph, and the Pyro Penguins, with a blistering 43.10 mph. Well done everyone – a really great day. Special thanks to our fantastic Raceteers Keith, Fritha, Helen and Simon. We couldn’t have done it without you!