Technology Tournament

Each year, our club organises a Technology Tournament in a local secondary school, for teams of young people to compete in meeting a technical challenge devised by SETPOINT (see below).

We ran the 2016/17, 4 Clubs Technology Tournament on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin.

There were 17 teams taking part from 5 local schools; Hitchin Boys, Hitchin Girls, Knights Templar from Baldock, St Christophers from Letchworth, and Priory from Hitchin.

The Pipeline Project involved clearing debris from a pipeline and had 3 levels of complexity, the Foundation level aimed at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14), the Intermediate level aimed at Key Stage 4 (ages 15-16), and the Advanced level aimed at Key Stage 5 (ages 16+).

Students were required to work in teams of 4 and were assessed on
   1. Planning and teamwork
   2. Design Analysis
   3. Design Development
   4. Realisation (making skills, appropriate use of materials)
   5. The project portfolio
   6. Success at the testing stage

Winners of the Foundation level were Knights Templar , with runners up also Knights Templar

Winners of the Intermediate level were Knights Templar, with runners up Hitchin Boys

Winners of the Advanced level were a combined team of HItchin Boys and Girls, with runners up St Christopher.

Each member of the team received a Certificate of Achievement for their individual portfolio and judging by the responses from the student feedback forms, they found the day challenging, exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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SETPOINT is an educational charity whose aim is to inspire young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  They achieve this by engaging young people in memorable experiences and by enriching their lives through exposure to impressive people who work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

 

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