Bott and Bloodhound SSC inspire next generation of engineers

Southern Manufacturing 2015 exhibitor Bott organised a visit of the Bloodhound SSC to its manufacturing facility in Bude. The event, held last year, provided year 6 pupils from nearby schools the opportunity to encounter one of the most inspiring British engineering projects for a generation. Bott is a long-time supporter of the Bloodhound project.

Bott Bloodhound Built To Last_bottlogo lr_tmb Following a presentation from Bloodhound’s Tony Parraman,  the students were given a tour of the Bott facility, followed by the chance to emulate the Bloodhound team and create a balloon powered car to compete in the afternoon’s race. The highlight of the morning came at the very end of the visit, when the pupils were given the chance to see Bloodhound’s model rocket car in action.

Clive Woodward, CEO of Bott Ltd said "The Bloodhound team are showing what can be achieved when you combine passion, determination and focus, and in doing so, inspiring the next generation of engineers. As a successful engineering company, Bott share these values and we’re delighted to showcase the project with schools in our local community."

As well as a fantastic chance for Bott’s staff to witness first-hand what they are helping to create, the event was a truly inspirational one for our potential engineers of tomorrow. Watch a short film of the day:

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