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Rocket Challenge 2017

Rocket Challenge 2017
Zooming forward Sevenhills held their annual Rocket Challenge on 5th July 2017. On an extremely hot and humid day, Craig, a friend of the school and a local businessman, facilitated our students designing, creating and launching their rockets. Once again the standard of design was impressive. A range of colours and designs highlighted the creativity of Sevenhill’s students; Stewie’s rocket was rather different – a theme on Gandhi, Will’s rocket with its twin horizontal stabilisers was awarded first prize for design, Ash’s missile also won a design award as did Dean’s orbiter. A lot of hot air and tension was expended at the launch pad as the teams shuttled around waiting to launch their rockets into galaxies yet to be discovered. On a totally windless day the projected trajectories into outer space weren’t quite achieved. Bailey’s rocket became stuck in a tree at the neighbouring hospital. Keeley’s rocket skidded towards the AstroTurf, whilst a local blackbird tweeted about the progress made by Jake’s projectile. Yet again a breath taking and exciting day was had by all. Thanks to Craig for his help and congratulations to all the budding astronauts for taking part. ESA and NASA here we come! Will we get to Mercury before you?