Aluminium Desert Wheels Prize Giving
CEO Tom Jones and Training & Education Manager Kathy Romback attended the Aluminium Desert Wheels prize giving in Manchester. The Aluminium Federation partnered with The BLOODHOUND Education project to help get primary school pupils engaged in a world land speed record attempt. BLOODHOUND is a collaboration between world-leading engineering companies, universities and the military to build a jet car that reaches 1,000mph.
The main aim of our Education programme is to inspire future generations of engineers. We realised there was a shortage of engineers in the UK and wanted to educate children from an early age about aluminium. Working with Bloodhound Education we developed an exciting and engaging Aluminium Desert Wheel Challenge (STEM) using recycled aluminium cans so highlighting and raising awareness for Key stage 2 school children, home workers and clubs.
104 teams entered our competition with over 1630 downloads by teachers and education professionals. We estimate that over 47,750 children used our resource as classroom project or STEM activity.
The Winners ……. St Bede’s School, Manchester
Runners up ……. Shipston and Tredington Junior School, Warwickshire
Both schools have won a Bloodhound Education Rocket Car Workshop for the school year!