Bloodhound education project coming to Banbury college

The Bloodhound Roadshow is coming to Banbury and Bicester College from November 3-5. NNL-151022-093244001
The Bloodhound Roadshow is coming to Banbury and Bicester College from November 3-5. NNL-151022-093244001

A UK project to break the world land speed record is coming to Banbury in November to inspire local young people.

BLOODHOUND SSC is a high-technology project to design and build a jet-powered car that will break the 1,000mph barrier and become the fastest car in the world.

From November 3-5 the BLOODHOUND education roadshow arrives at Banbury and Bicester College’s campus on Broughton Road, giving local school pupils the chance to meet the team, watch demonstrations and take part in hands-on experiments linked to science, technology and engineering.

So far almost 400 pupils from 14 schools are booked in to attend.

Local people will get a chance to meet the team and see the full-size model on Wednesday November 4, from 4-7.30pm at an open evening style event.

The visit has been organised by Banbury and Bicester College and will be free to attend thanks to the support of a group of local businesses and organisations.

The sponsors include Cherwell District Council, Lucy Electric, Norbar, O2i and SEMLEP.

Rose Turner, principal of Banbury and Bicester College, said: “With a shortage of scientists, engineers and mathematicians in the UK there is a real need to encourage young people into these subjects to develop the skills that our industry needs.

“BLOODHOUND SCC is a truly inspiring project. A visit to our Bicester campus in April was one of the highlights of the year, not just for our students but for the many schools who took the opportunity to attend and take part.

“We look forward to welcoming more local schools to take part in November and we are extremely grateful to the local sponsors who have helped to make it happen.”

There will also be a business networking event at the college on Tuesday, November 3, from 5-7pm.

To register and attend any of the roadshow events visit www.banbury-bicester.ac.uk/events.

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