2017 Technology Tournament

2017 Technology Tournament at St John’s High School, Dundee

36 secondary school students took part in the Rotary Technology Tournament held today at St John’s RC School. Nine teams of four, from Auchterarder High School, Monifieth High School, St John’s RC High School and Braeview Academy competed against a teachers “All Stars” team and a Rotary “Old Bodgers” team to design and build a pipeline vehicle to clear debris from a pipe. 

Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced level teams were scored on their portfolio designs, manufacturing skills, team working skills and how well and how quickly their vehicle completed the task. 

Pictured are Braeview Academy who won the Intermediate level with their team Danielle Strachan, Rachel Allan, Poppy Horell and Josh Donald with St John’s RC High School who won the Advanced level with their team Ryan Bannon, Lennon Hughes, Kamran Aslan and Gregor McIntosh. Harry Knox, Michele Robertson, Lewis Hainey and Daniel Thomas from Auchterarder High School won the Foundation level task. Winners and runners up received a trophy for their team and individual certificates. 

The Rotary Clubs of Claverhouse, Abertay, Dundee and Dundee Discovery collaborated to organise and host the event. The event was sponsored by Whole Life Consultants Ltd, Hillcrest Housing Association Ltd and Michelin.

Rotary Technology Tournaments are a challenge and an enjoyable and rewarding experience for those taking part. Students are guaranteed an interesting and fun day out of school which will test their knowledge, ingenuity, innovation, application and manual skills and their ability to work in a team. All costs are paid by the organising Rotary clubs and there is no entry cost to school teams. 

Every year over 100 events are held across the UK engaging over 5,000 students. Technology Tournaments are accredited by The British Science Association so that every participant successfully completing the TT day can apply for a CREST Discovery Award.