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Gold Crest Award for Bloodhound Car Research

A sixth former at Bishop Vaughan School has achieved a Gold Crest Award for her work on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project.

Maya, a Year 13 student, completed a Nuffield Research Placement with the Bloodhound SSC project this summer. Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, Maya worked with the team virtually and contributed to research and data analysis with the team working to break the landspeed record with the Bloodhound car.

Maya's work was submitted for a CREST Award - this scheme is run by the British Science Association and recognises student-led research projects. Her work was awarded Gold - the highest level possible for this scheme and a remarkable achievement. Maya plans to study Engineering at university and this project provided an excellent opportunity to develop her skills and ability in a real world context.


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