Children enjoy life in the fast lane with Silverstone trip

Pupils enjoy their day.
Pupils enjoy their day.

Children from the Bliss Charity School have been enjoying life in the fast lane as part of their studies.

Young engineers of the future have been learning about making moving vehicles and axwls as part of their Need for Speed project.

Jenny Tcherniak-Morse, a teacher at the school in Nether Heyord, said: “As part of our Need for Speed topic we have looked at many types of transport, past and present, focussing on cars.

“The pupils have made moving vehicles with wheels and axels in DT, looked at changes over time in history to name just a few.”

She said she created the topic to “excite and inspire” engineers of the future.

Jenny said: “I wanted to provide as many ‘hands on’ and ‘real’ experiences as possible.

“We have had visits from parents with vintage cars, members of the Bentley Supporters club, in addition to Porsche based at Towcester bringing some cars in a fortnight.

“We have also had a group of training engineers who came in to work with the children in making their own simple self driven car.”

Children also made a huge F1 car and took part in a Grand Prix pit stop.

Jenny said: “They were all assigned a role and had to use fantastic collaboration and teamwork to get the quickest time.

“The children have shown a real interest in Formula 1 and we had an amazing day visiting Silverstone.

“I also managed to gain us entry to the Force India factory, also based at Silverstone.”