Queensland Water Rocket Competition Makes a Splash

Queensland Water Rocket Competition Makes a Splash

St John’s Anglican College hosted the first ever Queensland Water Rocket Competition last weekend. 85 people competed in the distance and accuracy competitions, using water and air powered rockets made out of soft drink bottles. The greatest distance was achieved by Cub Scout Timothy Rollason and his family at 122m, and the closest to the 60-metre target was St John’s Anglican College School Captain, Jason McGavin who hit the target. Jason came third, representing Australia, in the APRSAF International Water Rocket Competition last year. Mention must also be made of Year 6 College student, Connor Clark, who won the Primary Target Competition with a distance of only 45cm from the 60-metre target with the last shot of the day, and Year 7 College student, Abbey Hunter, who received the “Best Designed Water Rocket Award”.

A world record attempt for the most water rockets launched simultaneously was not successful. An amazing 176 water rockets were launched, only 38 short of the current record. The College is planning for another attempt later in the year.