Scarborough Rotary Technology Tournament Tuesday 12 February 2019
Rotary GB&I (Rotary International Britain Ireland) Technology Tournament competition for young people has been one of the most popular days out for the students of the Scarborough Rotary 1040 District for the past few years.
Rotary Cavaliers Tony Stevens, John Dudley, John Walker, Sam and Roger volunteered to assist as judges again at this years event.
It is a ONE DAY EVENT – where each school may enter a team of four students into each of the three age categories of:
Foundation Team of 4. 11-14 years key stage 3
Intermediate: Team of 4. 14-16 years key stage 4
Advanced: Team of 4. 16 years key stage 5:
The object of the tournament is to give students an unseen design and technology problem to be completed in a fixed time. The task also conforms to the national curriculum. The problem-solving environment enables students to develop their team building and communication skills. Also, the technology tournament is eligible for the Engineering Crest award.
Technology tournaments held annually is a day out for teams of students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each teams solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.
There were 15 competing teams at this years tournament.
The task set this year was to build a structure with a bill board to include a logo/picture of their school with a flashing beacon above. They were each given a selection of materials to complete the task including 10mm square wood, some baking foil, a bulb and bulb holder, electrical wire and a selection of cardboard, and fixings.
Scarborough Rotary club organised the event which included an award given by Liz Curry, The Paul Curry Award. The clubs President, Ian Holland opened the preceding’s and together with The Mayor, Joe Plant, presented the awards to the winners of the competition.
School/Colleges represented this year were, Foundation: Graham School, and St Augustine’s, Intermediate: Scalby School and Scarborough UTC. Advanced: Derwent Training Malton, Scarborough TEC and Scarborough UTC.
The winners were:
Foundation: St Augustine’s A, Intermediate: Scarborough UTC A and Advanced: Scarborough UTC. The Overall winners of The Paul Curry Award were Scarborough UTC A.
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