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The National Finals at BMFA Buckminster

Some of you will recall that in early April the Careers & Skills Team supported the South East region heats of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge at Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex. Last week we again supported the ADS Group at the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge National Finals. The 20 top scoring teams from the Regional Events met in Buckminster, Grantham. Like the Regional Events, the teams planned to launch their rockets. A bit of disappointment on the day as due to poor weather conditions, the teams had to present on their rockets instead of flying them.

However, the students still had a great time! Big congratulations to the winning team from North Halifax Grammar School, who are heading off to Paris next month to compete against the USA, Japan and France!

About the UKYRoC

ADS are the proud organisers of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) and have been running the event annually since 2006. The challenge is aimed at students aged 11 – 18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload. The rocket must reach a set altitude with specific total flight duration and must adhere to the specific set rules. The competition’s rules and scoring parameters change each year to challenge the students’ ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design.

 

The 20 top scoring teams from the Regional Events will meet at our National Final in Buckminster, Grantham. Similar to the Regional Events, you and your team will launch your rocket and if you win, well then you can start packing your suitcase as you’ll be going to Paris to compete in the International Finals! More information on the National Finals will follow in due course.

 

The International Finals

This is the third and final stage of the competition. The UK winning team from the National final will compete against the winning teams from America, France and Japan at the International Paris Airshow 2019! We will fund the winning UK team to attend.

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