Technology Tournament

We are proud to have been the organisers of the annual Rotary Technology Tournament, open to teams from all secondary schools in Northamptonshire. Normally it ran on the Wednesday of National Science Week.

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We have been running these tournaments annually, since 2006..

See below how previous tournaments ran.

We tried to make the event happen on Wednesday of British Science Week, provided there wasn't a clash with Easter school holidays

In 2018 the Tournament was held on Wednesday 14th March, at Weston Favell Academy. 

Regrettably we have to inform you that, due to diminishing numbers of schools attending, we have reluctantly decided to not run an event in 2019. If you want to register an interest for future years or indeed to comment on the ceasing of this event, please email the Rotary Club's organisers, using this link - we miss the Tech Tournament

Peter Glennon
2 September 2018

Rotary Technology Tournaments are accredited by the British Science Association for CREST Discovery  Awards.

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain's largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Technology Tournaments, held annually, are a day out for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to a previously unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each team's solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in a Rotary Technology Tournament students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day

Furthermore the Programme Board for Tomorrow's Engineers has approved the Associate Partnership with Rotary in Britain and Ireland in recognition of the vocational and education value of its TT competitions. The "Tomorrow's Engineers Programme" is jointly managed by EngineeringUK (formerly known as The Engineering and Technology Board) www.engineeringuk.com and the Royal Academy of Engineering http://raeng.org.uk has been accredited by the British Science Association to the CREST Discovery  Awards. 

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain's largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Each of the 100 or more RIBI Technology Tournaments held annually, are a day out for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each teams solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in an RIBI Technology Tournament, organised by local Rotary clubs, students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day.

- See more at: http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/technology-tournament-accredited#sthash.ZLLqu4KF.dpuf
has been accredited by the British Science Association to the CREST Discovery  Awards. 

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain's largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Each of the 100 or more RIBI Technology Tournaments held annually, are a day out for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each teams solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in an RIBI Technology Tournament, organised by local Rotary clubs, students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day.

- See more at: http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/technology-tournament-accredited#sthash.ZLLqu4KF.dpuf
has been accredited by the British Science Association to the CREST Discovery  Awards. 

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain's largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Each of the 100 or more RIBI Technology Tournaments held annually, are a day out for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each teams solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in an RIBI Technology Tournament, organised by local Rotary clubs, students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day.

- See more at: http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/technology-tournament-accredited#sthash.ZLLqu4KF.dpuf
has been accredited by the British Science Association to the CREST Discovery  Awards. 

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain's largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Each of the 100 or more RIBI Technology Tournaments held annually, are a day out for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each teams solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in an RIBI Technology Tournament, organised by local Rotary clubs, students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day.

- See more at: http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/technology-tournament-accredited#sthash.ZLLqu4KF.dpuf


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