Local Schools Shine in recent Technology Tournament.

The Rotary North School's Technology Tournament was held on 10th March 2020 at REME Depot, Megiddo Lines, Catterick Garrison.

Tough Engineering Test for School Students

The Rotary North Schools Technology Tournament was held at the REME Depot Megiddo Lines, Catterick Garrison on 10 March 2020. Over 80 students from schools and colleges in the area took part along with two young engineer soldiers' teams. The students were drawn from Barnard Castle School, Bedale School, Cundall Manor School, Richmond School and Sixth Form College, Thirsk School and Sixth Form College and Wensleydale School.

The event was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Northallerton, Northallerton Mowbray, Richmond, Thirsk and Wensleydale. The students and soldiers were set engineering challenges in three age ranges working cooperatively in teams in the planning, design, construction and testing of models to solve exacting challenges regarding a weight powered vehicle.

Warrant Officer Peter Cheadle liaised with Rotarians in planning the day and Lieutenant Colonel David Bunker congratulated the students and presented the trophies.  

Rotary District 1040 Governor Manoj Joshi, his wife Bhavna and Assistant District Governor Chris Clubly were also present to witness this important event in the Rotary calendar.

The winning teams:

Foundation Category

1st Richmond School (Team B) 

2nd Barnard Castle School (Team A) 

3rd Barnard Castle School (Team B) T

Intermediate Category

1st Bedale School (Team A)

2nd Barnard Castle School (Team B) 

3rd Bedale School (Team B)  

Advanced Category 

1st Barnard Castle School 

2nd Richmond School 

Jos Huddleston from Richmond Rotary Club, who co-ordinated the event  said:

"What a privilege it was to work with such visionary and resilient students, and Rotarians from all the clubs and staff from REME, who had all worked hard and with considerable expertise to make the event happen."