Design and Technology Tournament 8 March 2012
Thu 8th March 2012
Was held at the Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe. More details >>>
The best possible portrayal of the success of the 2012 event is this slide show
[if you move the mouse over the bottom of the pictures you can pause the show]:
Feedback froms from competitors and teachers were universally enthusiastic, with a request that the event should be repeated next year
Schools that participated this year were:
- Cressex Community School
- Sir Wm Borlase's School, Marlow
- Beaconsfield High School
- Highcrest Academy
- John Hampden Grammar School
Twenty four teams of four pupils tackled a task that was kept secret until the day of the competition.
This year it was to design and build a Coin Sorter from a selection of everyday materials such as card, balsa wood, wire and modelling clay.
There were three levels of difficulty, so teams of different ages faced a challenge appropriate to their likely skills. Method and creativity counted as much as technical skill, and consequently in the past girls have often beaten the boys.
Advanced: Sir Wm Borlase's School
Intermediate: Sir Wm Borlase's School
Foundation: John Hampden Grammar School
A booklet giving general information for schools can be downloaded by clicking here
We were pleased to be visited by Lis Yardley (District Webmaster and passionate supporter of youth projects) and Cathy Sturrock from 'Science Oxford' representing the Stemnet scheme.
A brief description and some photos from an earlier event can be found in a RAYC Committee Page