Stoke on Trent College is gearing up to host the full-size Bloodhound super sonic show car, at its Burslem campus.
Learners, staff, business leaders, school pupils and employers are all being given the chance to see firsthand the show car at the Moorland Road site.
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car is making headlines in its bid to beat the land speed record – with a target of 1,000 mph.
Billed as the engineering adventure for the 21st century – pushing the limits and inspiring a generation of young engineers and scientists – The Bloodhound has the equivalent horse power of 180 Formula One cars.
It is powered by both a jet engine and a hybrid rocket, these will take the 6.5 tonne car from 0 to 1,000 mph in just 42 seconds.
The full-size show car is on site at the College’s Burslem Campus on 3 and 4 May.
Over the two days, the College will facilitate viewings for primary and secondary school students, which will also include a tour of the College’s state-of-the-art construction, engineering and motor vehicle departments.
On the second day a business breakfast is being organised for local employers.
The entire team at Stoke on Trent College is getting behind the two-day visit – with a multi-department approach that will see students given the chance to use the project as a springboard to showcase their own skills. This will include the catering students organising all the hospitality arrangements, construction, engineering and motor vehicle students helping with guided tours – and performing arts learners bringing the event to life through support with aspects including music and lighting.
Sue Walmsley, Assistant Director of Learner Recruitment and Marketing at Stoke on Trent College, said: “We are delighted The Bloodhound full-size, super sonic show car is making this stop in North Staffordshire, at our Burslem campus.
“It is an event that will offer the students a great opportunity to learn from the experience. It’s part of the process where they gain a real education, which makes them ready to go out and succeed in the workplace.”
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car is set to tackle the land speed record in 2013 on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa. The site offers a 12 mile track, across a dry lake bed – providing the space for the Bloodhound, which is designed to cover 16 km in 100 seconds, to travel at 1.4 times the speed of sound and faster than a bullet fired from a Magnum 357.