Acle pupil's science experiment

FOR Danny Errington it was a case of Up, Up and Away on Monday as he took part in an unusual science experiment to demonstrate the record breaking power of a supersonic car.

FOR Danny Errington it was a case of Up, Up and Away on Monday as he took part in an unusual science experiment to demonstrate the record breaking power of a supersonic car.

The year eight pupil at Acle High School was lifted into the air by balloon power to show the challenges hi-tech car Bloodhound will face as it reaches an astonishing 1000mph.

As well as demonstrating air resistance, the science road show also saw James Piercy, from Science Made Simple, use a whip to show more than 100 pupils the power of a sonic boom.

The 12.8m long Bloodhound is currently being built under the supervision of land speed record holder Richard Noble. The vehicle will attempt the land speed record in 2010.

It is hoped the national science road show will inspire more pupils to take up science, maths and engineering as careers - and work on hi tech projects in the future.