Bloodhound jet car inspires budding Chapel-en-le-Frith engineers

Pupils and staff from Chapel-en-le-Frith exploring the Bloodhound car at Chesterfield College.
Pupils and staff from Chapel-en-le-Frith exploring the Bloodhound car at Chesterfield College.

A marvel of British engineering provided the inspiration for budding designers from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School.

The pupils came face to face with a replica of Bloodhound - the British-built and designed 1,000mph jet and rocket powered car that will attempt the land speed record next year - during a visit to Chesterfield College recently.

Aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, the visit also gave students a chance to build their own jet-powered car, take part in special science workshops and find out from key employers in the region.

Pupil Arran Quigley said: “I want to be a mechanical engineer when I leave school so it’s been brilliant to see the Bloodhound car. I would love to work on something like that!”