Proud of 10th Chippenham Air Scouts and Abbeyfield school

We should be so proud of the 10th Chippenham Air Scouts and Abbeyfield School. Tomorrow they are both competing in the regional finals of the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge. The international final takes place at the Paris International Airshow in June and I sincerely hope they will make it there.

Competing against a number of other teams, they will need to build a rocket that has a clear take off, goes as high as possible and then lands a hard-boiled egg – safely on the ground without cracking it.

The UK has a world-leading Aerospace and Space industry and the Rocketry Challenge is a great way for 11-18 year olds to learn more about maths and science and discover exciting future career opportunities.

Andrew Stephenson, Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Aerospace has also said: “The UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their skills and I wish 10th Chippenham Air Scouts, Abbeyfield School and all other entrants the best of luck tomorrow”