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Mission Possible: Milton Keynes students can handle the pressure

Helen Brown, Director of Denbigh Teaching School, Milton Keynes

Helen Brown, Director of Denbigh Teaching School, Milton Keynes

On 12th July we ran a day-long completion where five teams from three schools across Milton Keynes competed to build a water-powered rocket.

The challenge was organised by researchers from the Open University (OU), working with teachers from Denbigh School. Together, we sought to build on the success of previous competitions.

Key among the organisers was Alice Dunford, from the OU’s School of Physical Sciences. Alice is studying for a PhD in astronomical imaging. She put her research aside for the day to act as our resident rocket scientist, offering advice and guidance to the competitors.

Alice was ably supported by Vic Pearson and Richard Holliman from the OU, Leanne Gunn from Science Made Simple, and myself and Adele Makki from Denbigh School. These contributors each helped to make the day a success.

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