Junior Technology Tournament

Thu 28th November 2019 at 10.00 - 10.00

​Our District’s First Junior Technology Tournament.

Our District’s First Junior Technology Tournament.

Bring out the future engineers in your school

Thursday 28 November 2019 will see our first Junior Technology Tournament taking place in Sunderland at RTC North Loftus House, Colima Avenue. In March, we ran our first Rotary Technology Tournament for senior schools, and this was so successful that, as well as running this event again next March, it has been decided to run a similar event for primary schools. Primary Schools across our District have been invited to enter up to 16 teams of six pupils (to a maximum of two teams per school), each of which will work with their teacher and a Rotary mentor on the project.

Here's how it works

The tournament will comprise teams from Primary schools

School teams will be entered at two levels - Foundation and Advanced

Each team will consist of six students

Each school team will work towards making test parts and fully demonstrating the technology in water purification using materials supplied by rotary

The teams will be judged on their level of understanding, team working and the quality of written observations Each team must produce a set of written observations from experiments and demonstrate their understanding of the engineering

The winning team in each level will receive a trophy to be displayed in their schools. Every student will receive a personalised achievement certificate in recognition of their participation in the tournament

Team members will also be given opportunities for further career support from Rotary and event sponsors After the event, Rotary will offer help with mentoring, mock interviews and other activities, if schools request it.

During the morning, the students will learn about building structures and how they can use basic engineering principles to solve simple problems. In the afternoon, the teams will develop their own water

processing and filtration system to produce clean drinkable water. Northumbrian Water is a key partner for this event and will provide us with support throughout the day.

All of our Rotary Clubs are invited to get involved with the Tournament; by joining the team as mentors; by making a cash contribution to the Tournament funds; or by supporting their local primary school with transport to the venue and coaching/mentoring of their team.

  AG Chris Baylis is again leading the delivery of the event, supported by the same core team of District officers who ran the Senior Schools event in March, though there is always space for new members of the team. Contact Chris for more information chris.s.baylis@btconnect.com or to make a contribution to fund the event. Please send cheques payable to "D1030 Grants" to IPDG Stewart Atkin, 25 Bracknell Close, Sunderland SR3 2DE or direct bank transfer to Barclays 20-62-09 a/c 63377156 marked "Club name Tech"

Rotary North East is now holding Technology Tournaments for students from 7 years old to 18 years old along with many other youth competitions such as young writer, young photographer, young chef, young speaker, young citizen. We also support RYLA which is a fantastic residential programme to build skills and confidence. Your help and support is needed to deliver these programs of youth activities.