ROCKET cars were made by pupils during a visit aimed at inspiring the next generation.

British-based Bloodhound Super Sonic Car Project (SSC) visited Kitebrook Preparatory School in Moreton as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) day.

Pupils learned about the maths and aerodynamics behind the supersonic car, before they went on to design their own rocket car out of foam.

Commenting on the event, headmistress Susan McLean said: "We are so grateful to Microsoft and the Bloodhound team for providing the pupils with such an inspiring experience.

"At Kitebrook, we want our children to love learning, and programmes like this help enormously.”

The goal for pupils was to produce the fastest design, taking into account the shape and weight of the vehicle. Another challenge for pupils was to learn how to code a BBC micro-bit to accurately measure the speed of the car.

The netball courts served as the race track, with the cars shooting along the 38-meter line.

Team 7 produced the fastest car with an astonishing speed of 44.7 miles per hour.

The model car programme has been developed to inspire the next generation of physicists, engineers and computer scientists.

The visit took place on Monday March 6.