A new generation of scientists

Southampton University Science Week
The event at Southampton University attracts young and old Photo: ITV Meridian

A supersonic car that can travel a thousand miles an hour has gone on show at the University of Southampton to promote National Science Week. Once a year the University opens it's doors to encourage young people to come and find out just how exciting science and engineering can be.

Bloodhound
The Bloodhound has a jet engine and a rocket on board Credit: ITV Meridian

Lots of activities were designed to show children how science is all around us - with the aim of inspiring more engineers of the future at Southampton University. Activities included making musical instruments out of vegetables... and forming an orchestra!

vegetable orchestra, Southampton University
The vegetable orchestra proved one of the most popular activities Credit: ITV Meridian