Our Technology Tournament for schools is fast approaching!
On Friday 24th June, the five Rotary Clubs in the
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames came together to run a Technology
Tournament for local schools.
The event was held in the theatre block at The Mall School
and schools were invited to submit teams of four students at Foundation level
to undertake a challenge involving the practical application of basic physics
principles. Eleven teams entered for the tournament.
The teams had to solve a task which they knew nothing about
until the day of the event. They were required to design, develop, build and
then test their solution to the task from the materials supplied. Construction
items included strips of wood, dowel, paper clips, tape, cardboard, glue and
The results were assessed on the basis of the best solution,
design, team working and success at the testing stage. At the end of the day
the formal prize giving was attended by Twickenham MP, Tania Mathias, and the
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Katie Howard, and the winners were a team from Radnor
Event organiser Eva Peters said “This is the first year we
have run the Technology Tournament and everyone was impressed by the enthusiasm
and imaginative ideas shown by the young people involved. The event was a
success and we will definitely look at running it again next year when we hope
that even more schools will participate”.
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