24th January 2020
The Return of the Bloodhound
Both BBC and ITV film crews came to the UTC today to interview Engineering students and members of the Bloodhound team. The piece focussed on their recent time trials in South Africa, the speeds that have been achieved so far and what the team needs to do to beat the present land speed record of 763mph set in 1997 by Wing Commander Green.
Mikkie Bingle and Lauren Kingston (Engineering students) were asked a series of questions by both the BBC and ITV news teams. These ranged from how having the Bloodhound car and Team in the same building as the UTC affects their attitude to their studies and influences their aspirations for the future. Both girls remarked that having seen the problems the Bloodhound Team faced in South Africa and how they have had to ‘go back to the drawing board’ reminds them that you don’t get everything right the first time and that it is okay to make mistakes. They also felt that having such a ground breaking engineering project happening in the same building was truly inspirational.
The interviews can be seen on tonight’s local news at 6pm.