Rotary School Technology Tournament 2018

Wensleydale Rotarians, along with colleagues from Thirsk and Northallerton, hosted this year's School Technology Tournament at Catterick

What is it?
 The object of the tournament is to give students an unseen Design and Technology problem to be completed in a fixed time.

Objectives?
 1. To develop students` interest in design, construction and technology.
 2. To encourage students to develop their team working skills whilst finding and building a solution to a previously unseen task.
 3. To encourage groups of neighbouring Rotary clubs to work together within and across districts.

Who takes part?
 Teams of 4 school children from within the district. There are 3 entry levels:
 Foundation: children aged 12-14
 Intermediate: children aged 14-16
 Advanced: children aged 16+
 This year 29 teams competed.

What did they have to do?
 Each table was provided with exactly the same equipment, and they had to make a crane that they could move along a track manually, with an electric gib that could pick up and move an object.

Who won?
 Foundation: Hurworth B team
 Intermediate: Cundall Manor B team
 Advanced: Barnard Castle

All the children participating threw themselves into the challenge with gusto, and everyone had a fun and inspirational day. Many thanks to Catterick Garrison for hosting the venue and for providing people to help out, the teachers for supporting the children and Rotarians for running the event, whether that was helping with the setting up on Monday, judging, stewarding or general assistance.

More photos to follow.