STEM – Race for the Line

On Thursday the 22nd March all Y7 students took part in the qualifying stage of ‘Race for the Line’. The competition is intended to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and scientists with a national rocket car racing competition involving around 70,000 Year 7 students in England, Scotland and Wales.

In Technology lessons students manufactured their rocket car, looked at coding a Micro bit which was used as a timing gate on race day, designed a team logo and looked at how Maths and Science is useful in calculating speed in order to improve performance.

A Rocketeer team from RAF Leeming visited Northfield School to facilitate the race day and to identify the three teams that will go forward to Regional Finals that are held at RAF Leeming in May. Times will be verified and the winning teams will be announced after Easter in the Y7 assembly.

The Regional Finals will identify the top 40 teams from the 18,000 competing nationally who will be invited to the national finals to be held at RAF Wittering on the 28th June 2018.

“I really enjoyed manufacturing the car with my team and I was amazed by the speed of the cars on race day!”
Corey Y7