17 Oct Roding Valley High School takes part in national competition thanks to support from local accountants
Pupils at Roding Valley High School are taking part in the Race to the Line challenge, which sees schools from across the UK compete in a rocket car competition.
The school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects are currently being supported by Loughton accountants, Haslers, who have committed funding to the school to help it with projects that promote study in these important areas.
Using specialist materials, including a powerful rocket motor, students have been set the task of building a unique car in hopes of beating thousands of students from across the UK.
The Race to the Line project is supported by the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Learning Partnership and is designed to encourage Year 7 students to pursue a career in STEM professions by helping them to understand what a STEM career looks and feels like.
If Roding Valley High School can make it through to the regional finals next year then they could be in the running for a national award, but they will have to see whether they make it through the qualifying rounds, which are currently taking place.
Jon O’Shea, Chairman at Haslers, said: “We are delighted that our sponsorship of STEM subjects at Roding Valley High School is already having a positive effect on the projects that the school is undertaking.
“We can’t wait to find out how they get on in the Race to the Line challenge. Hopefully, their car is the quickest and they can make their way to the regional finals.”