Technology Tournaments


The Bolton Technology Tournament took place on the 7th February at Sharples School, Bolton. Excellent collaboration between the various Clubs in the Bolton Cluster ensured a most successful event. Thanks also to Sharples School for hosting the day.

Bolton Technology Tournament

7th February 2018.

On February 7th 2018 Bolton Daybreak organised, with assistance from Bolton-Le-Moors club, the second Rotary Technology Tournament in Bolton. 

Also sponsoring us were Bolton Lever, Bolton, Turton and  Westhoughton clubs.

Taking place in Sharples School sports hall, five Bolton Schools supported it bringing over 70 year 9 students working in teams of four

The students were tasked with either building a bridge or a car out of materials supplied by the organisers 
They had to design and build it without help from anyone else, and have it tested to certain criteria at the end. Outside judges followed each of the teams through the event.

It ended with a presentation by Dr Margaret Emsley from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester

Prizes were awarded to the teams with the best bridge & car, and the overall winning school was presented with the ’Spirit of Technology’  trophy.

Winning school was Canon Slade and team winners were from Bolton UTC and Bolton School Boys’ Div  

Clive Gardiner 
Organising Chairman 
Bolton Daybreak