Rocket Day comes to Stokesley

Tanton folk Stewart and Kate were delighted to support Rocket Scientist, Daniel Jubb, once again on school visits at Kirkby and Great Brought Primary and Stokesley School for two days of rockets!

This year’s Curriculum Enrichment week saw Stokesley School field transformed into a rocket launch site as the year 10 triple scientists designed and launched their own rockets.

Inspired by world renowned rocket scientist Daniel Jubb, founder and owner of The Falcon Project, the students designed rockets made from paper and card which were launched using compressed air to see which went the furthest, the winner achieving an amazing 100 metres!

The 4 best designs were later launched using real rocket engines and reached 120 metres from the ground, a great achievement in only an afternoon’s work.

The Falcon Project, established by Daniel at the age of just 14, provide the rocket engine and fuel for The Bloodhound Project – a British team building a car which they hope will be the first to break the 1000mph barrier and smash the current land speed world record. Hopefully this event means that a new generation of rocket scientists may come from Stokesley School!