05 Jun Race for the Line – Engineers of the Future: STEM Sponsorship

The Race for the Line competition, partly sponsored by Lestercast, is a school-based initiative where students from Year 7 across the country can enter to compete with their own purpose-built rocket-powered cars which they have designed themselves, supporting engineers of the future.

Every car will need to compete over the same track distance to reach the regional and national finals and will adhere to the same build instructions for consistency. They will need to include a motor and be aerodynamic in shape with purpose-built wheels and must undergo rigorous testing prior to entry.

Students firstly needed to design and make a rocket-powered car using various engineering techniques in order to enter the competition and then the qualifying session was held at New College in Leicester.

The ‘Rainbows’ team, with their car emblazoned with the Lestercast logo, recorded the fastest time, and will go on to compete in May in the regional final with their design.

Abigail Southall
Abigail Southall