International Space Race

Date of past event:

24th June 2017


This was a challenge for Year 9 students to build a water powered rocket that would achieve the longest flight, in competition with other SSLP schools and Dulwich schools around the world.

The challenge could be completed in their own time on condition as the flight attempt was recorded on video (with a teacher present) and submitted to Nick Mair at Dulwich College.  The rocket’s flight accounted for 80% of the marks.

The remaining 20% of marks were awarded for the commentary and an A3 poster explaining the design of the rocket – both of which were conducted in a foreign language.