Technology Tournament proves to be a great success

Fri 7th December 2018

Teams in three age groups, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced, from Crosfields, Holt, Highdown, Piggott, Bulmershe and UTC schools competed in the Rotary Technology Tournament at the Reading UTC on Friday 7th December.

Technology Tournament

Main organiser Anne Coulson (chair of RCLV Youth Services), recruited entrants from Crosfields, The Holt, Highdown, The Piggott, Bulmershe and UTC schools.

Teams were divided into three age groups, Foundation (11-13 years) Intermediate (15-16 years) and Advanced (16+).

Within the set time limit, in teams of four they were required to design and make a wheeled vehicle and electrically operated jib crane to retrieve a ‘toxic’ cannister and move it to place of safety. They were also asked to produce documentation and diagrams to explain their work. Materials were provided for them to achieve this.

A team of judges made up from several local Rotary clubs, BCS, the chartered Institute for IT and STEM.

In addition to the final product, points were awarded for planning and teamwork, design and communication skills.

The Mayor Of Reading, Councillor Debs Edwards, came to observe and present prizes to the three winning teams:

The Advanced and Intermediate winners were from UTC and the Foundation winners were from Crosfields School.