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Innovation Competition

Eight students from the STEM group went to Begbroke Science Park in Oxford.

On the 16th March eight people from the STEM group went to Begbroke Science Park in Oxford to take part in a competition. We started by having a tour round the park and saw two labs. The first made things out of newly discovered metal alloys for things like helicopter engines in a very high-tech machine, which is one of the only two machines in the world!  The second conducted research for different companies with different materials.  They tested the outcome if a bird flew into an aeroplane engine blade and what damage would be caused.  They also tested materials for race cars using a gun that can fire up to three times the speed of sound!