Technology Tournament 2024

Thu, Mar 21st 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Whitby Spa Pavilion hosted a Technology Tournament organised by the Endeavour and Whitby & District Rotary Clubs.


Technology Tournament

Recently, the Whitby Spa Pavilion hosted a Technology Tournament organised by the Endeavour and Whitby & District Rotary Clubs.

Teams came from North Yorkshire and Teesside. Five schools took part Nunthorpe, Outward Normanby, Caedmon College, Fylinghall and Eskdale.

Schools could enter teams in three categories – Foundation (KS3), Intermediate (KS4) and Advanced (KS5). We had fifteen teams with 60 students taking part.

The task was to launch a space capsule (represented by a golf air ball). Both the launch and the return to earth had to be as close to vertical as possible. The space capsule/carrier, had to reach a height of at least 3m.

The Judges assessed the Planning and Teamwork, Design, Development of a solution and communication of Ideas, Manufacture of the Design and the Portfolio. Our Judges came from backgrounds in Education, Industry and Business.

The event would not be possible without our sponsors – Cleveland Scientific Institute, Darren Starkey and West Yorkshire Architects Society.

If you are reading this article and feel you could help us by sponsoring the event please get in touch – s.maltby@hotmail.com.

Next year’s event will take place on Thursday 27th March, 2025 in Whitby Spa Pavilion and we would welcome entries from Youth Organisations as well as from Schools.

The results:-

Foundation Winners – Fylinghall Team 1 (2nd Caedmon Team 2, 3rdNunthorpe Team 2)

Intermediate Winners – Eskdale Team 2 (2nd Caedmon Team 1, 3rdEskdale Team 1)

Advanced Winners – Fylinghall Team 1

Fred Payne Cup for the team which the Judges thought worked the best together was awarded to Fylinghall Foundation Team 1


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