BBC Micro:bit Competition

The BLOODHOUND project has launched a national competition called “Race for the Line”. Teams of students from schools across the UK will be taking part in the challenge to create a model rocket car that will compete in race days at regional Race HUBs around the country. UTC Oxfordshire is a regional Race HUB and we would be delighted to welcome as many teams as possible from local schools who wish to take part.

Take a look at the following video of the launch of the challenge to get an idea of what’s involved:

An overview flyer with further details can be downloaded here.

Key dates

Registration deadline: 31 October 2016

UTC Oxfordshire briefing: TBC

UTC Oxfordshire race days: 10am on 24 and 27 February 2017

Regional finals: By 7 April 2017

National finals for the top 10 teams from each region: June 2017, Santa Pod Raceway (Northamptonshire)

How to register teams from your school and join the UTC Oxfordshire Race HUB

  1. Set up a teacher account with your personal details here: https://www.dendrite.me/auth/signup
  2. You will be sent an email with a link to click on to validate your account.
  3. Create a “community” for your school here: https://www.dendrite.me/community/create
  4. Join the UTC Oxfordshire Race HUB: https://www.dendrite.me/community/view/communityid/56e0451c851dc6d45e8856d3#
  5. UTC Oxfordshire will then be in touch with further instructions

Useful links and documentation