Kids get to see supersonic car

Awsworth and Eastwood primary school pupils have been to see a lifesize replica of a 1,000-mph car.

Pupils from Awsworth Primary and Lynncroft Primary took part in the eduation event with the team behind the supersonic Bloodhound car.

Nottinghamshire County Council funded the event to help get schoolchildren interested in science and engineering through a range of problem-solving challenges.

Among the activities at the National Water Sports Centre last week were designing a temporary village for the team to live and work in.

Council committee chairman for children and young people’s services Cllr Philip Owen said: “The Bloodhound Project is designed to inspire children and young people to consider future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by demonstrating how these subjects can be used to create something extraordinary.”