UKAYRoC stands for the United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge. This is the first year that students from Liskeard School have entered this demanding national competition. The challenge is to design and build a model rocket from scratch that reaches a height of 825 feet (250 metres or a quarter of a kilometre), with a flight time of between 47 and 50 seconds, whilst carrying a delicate payload of two hens eggs. Sounds easy? Not in the slightest. The group of year 10 boys had to use all of their science, maths and technology skills to understand aerodynamics, fin design, as well as learning how to handle explosive materials, ensuring that three rocket motors fired simultaneously to send the rocket in the right direction.

Did they do it? On Wednesday 14th May they launched their design, achieving a height of 729 feet and a flight time of 48.38 seconds. Congratulations to the boys on an excellent achievement and all of their hard work over the last few months. The launch was quite a sight to behold! They will have to wait and see if they qualify for the national finals in June, with the national winners competing against the USA and France in the international finals. You might be lucky enough to see another launch as they refine their design over the coming weeks.

Thanks have to go to Mr Hawkin in technology for his support and CAD skills, and Mr Ewers for recovering the rocket from the roof of the languages block!

If you are interested in designing, building and flying model rockets or if you think that you might like to be a part of next year’s team then speak to Mr Granville-West in the science department for more information.




OFSTED GoodCSW logo Investors in Careers CMYKdyslexia logosInvestors in Work Related Enterprise LearningLogohealthy schools logosBritish Youth Council Democracy AwardArtsmark GoldMarjon PartnershipsportsmarkSainsburys School Games Silver SmallEngland Rugby League Logo legal apprentice logo website 


Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




Facebook Like Us


 twitterFollow Us!

rssLSCC RSS News Feed