Six of us from Year Nine D.T. were given the chance to exhibit at and explore the D.T. Show at the NEC. Whilst there, we took part in a range of activities from programming and building our own musical device, to solving various engineering challenges, such as designing and constructing our own chocolate truffle sorting machine. These, along with many other activities, were great fun and very thought-provoking. As well as exhibiting on our very own Young Engineers stand and showing off the school’s work to visitors, we were able to browse around companies such as “Dyson”, “Land Rover”, “F1 in schools”, ”Sainsburys - Food Technology", “Genie” and many more. However, what really stood out, was the “Bloodhound” Stand.
The Bloodhound is the fastest car in the world, faster than the speed of sound. We were able to study what it was made of, how it was designed, and we also learnt many more interesting facts about it. Overall, we all very much enjoyed our time there and left in the afternoon, having learnt a lot about D.T. and engineering.
By Sanjay Puri 9Y