Rolls-Royce visited Fairlawn School
Volunteers from Rolls-Royce in Bristol helped children at Fairlawn School create balloon-propelled model cars.
The Year 1 pupils, aged five and six, worked on their own versions of the Bloodhound supersonic car, which is being built at Avonmouth for a 1000mph attempt to beat the world land-speed record.
It was an exciting project for the pupils, bringing 21st century engineering into their Victorian school building. Fairlawn School, which opened in 2015 in the former Fairfield Grammar School premises, has a STEAM – science, technology, engineering , arts and maths – specialism. The primary, which is part of the CGS Trust, will eventually have up to 420 pupils.
Teacher Siobhan Lennox-Brown said: “We had a wonderful afternoon taking part in the Bloodhound project.”