Osborne Supports Junior Engineers Taking Bloodhound Challenge

Osborne is supporting seven teams of Year 2 pupils from schools in the Eastbourne area, who will participate in the exciting ‘Bloodhound SSC’ event at the Congress Suite on Monday 6th July.

The ‘Bloodhound SSC’ challenge is being organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership as part of its annual Engineering Club programme and celebrates the great British land speed project to exceed 1000mph.
Engineers from Alfa Laval, Wrightflow Technologies and HMD have prepared the challenge, together with colleagues from Science and Technology Plus, and will also be helping out on the day.

Osborne is contributing team prizes and Eastbourne Theatres are very kindly providing the venue. Representatives from The Institution of Engineering & Technology and E&S Heating & Ventilation from Hailsham will be attending to assist with judging.

Dr Steven Goss-Turner, Chairman of Eastbourne EBP, writes, “Eastbourne EBP has a strong history of supporting engineering. This event for 7-8 year olds is testimony to the importance of engineering to the local economy and aims to put some real engineering lessons into context. As well as making learning fun, it will encourage teamwork and help the pupils to develop their practical skills.  We are grateful to everyone who has agreed to support the event.”

The teams will not know what the challenge is until the day and will be judged on how well their solution works, the quality of construction, how it looks and how they worked together.  

The winners will receive the Junior Engineers Challenge Trophy currently held by Shinewater Primary. There will also be prizes for the winners and a certificate for each participant.