Design and Technology Tournament 8 March 2012

Thu, Mar 8th 2012 at 12:00 am - 2:00 am

Was held at the Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe.
More details >>>

The best possible portrayal of the success of the 2012 event is this slide show

[if you move the mouse over the bottom of the pictures you can pause the show]:

Feedback froms from competitors and teachers were universally enthusiastic, with a request that the event should be repeated next year


Schools that participated this year were:

Twenty four teams of four pupils tackled a task that was kept secret until the day of the competition.

This year it was to design and build a Coin Sorter from a selection of everyday materials such as card, balsa wood, wire and modelling clay.

There were three levels of difficulty, so teams of different ages faced a challenge appropriate to their likely skills.  Method and creativity counted as much as technical skill, and consequently in the past girls have often beaten the boys.

ResultsWinners' Rosette

Winners were:

Advanced: Sir Wm Borlase's School

Borlase Advanced Winners

Intermediate: Sir Wm Borlase's School

Foundation: John Hampden Grammar School

A booklet giving general information for schools can be downloaded by clicking here

We were pleased to be visited by Lis Yardley (District Webmaster and passionate supporter of youth projects) and Cathy Sturrock from 'Science Oxford' representing the Stemnet scheme.

A brief description and some photos from an earlier event can be found in a RAYC Committee Page


Related pages...

Proud Prizewinners

Technology Tournament November 2016 at JHGS

more The Technology Tournament was held for the second time at the John Hampden Grammar School. As in 2015 the Hall was packed with competing teams. The challenge was to design and construct a 'Mole' such as is used to scour debris and sludge from pipelines.

Evident joy - Joanna Freeman receiving her prize

Young Chef 2015

more The local final of 'Young Chef', Rotary's own 'Masterchef' competition, was won by a delightful girl from Beaconsfield School

Photo chosen to show just how intensely the teams concentrate on the work

Wycombe Technology Tournament December 2014

more The December 2014 Technology Tournament was hosted by Cressex Community School

Winning Team from Waingels College

Technology Tournament at Waingels College

more RC of High Wycombe helped RC of Loddon Vale to run their first Technology Tournament

The rosette presented to winning teams

Technology Tournament 2013

more The annual Rotary Technology Tournament was held on Thursday 14 March 2013 at Highcrest Academy, off Hatters Lane High Wycombe.

Youth Service Committee Minutes 10/03/2014

more Minutes from the Committee meeting held on 10th March 2013

Presentation of Dictionaries, with President Humphrey Creed and Rtn Nigel King

Dictionaries for Life

more The Church of England Primary School in High Wycombe was presented with Rotary 'Dictionary4Life' books for their library, enough for a complete class to have a dictionary each during a lesson.

Young Chef at its best

Young Chef 2014

more Rotarian Jeremy Ellis did his usual impeccable job and organised the 2014 Young Chef event on 27 January.

Youth Speaks in High Wycombe

Youth Speaks

more The 'Youth Speaks' competition was held at Wycombe Abbey School; 11 senior and 7 intermediate teams competed. The Area and Zone finals are on 6th and 22nd March at Christ Church Marlow.

Youth Service Planning Diary

more This is a Google Calendar which is 'view only' just here. You need to log on to it for editing.

Will it or won't it?

Design and Technology Tournament - the Reinstatement

more A note on the 2007 Tournament

Reading in Schools

more Volunteers are reading in schools with young pupils

back to page above this...

Youth Service

back 'Youth Service' embraces a variety of projects concerned with young people, including Rotaract in High Wycombe