On Tuesday 28th March 2012 students, mainly from Year 8 but joined by some eager sixth formers, constructed rocket cars that were test driven on the school drive. Although we had hoped to use lasers to measure the speed attained by the little vehicles, it was, incredibly, too sunny for the sensor to work. The sun was welcomed, however, by the pupils who sat on the lawn and watched as their innovative creations whizzed down the drive, guided by a small piece of nylon. Some rockets spiralled a little out of control, others shed their wheels mid-flight for better aerodynamics, but they all burned some serious rubber. What an engaging and inspiring way to learn about science!