Technology Tournaments


Bolton Technology Tournament 2020

Report from Bolton School


Big Bang Fair Competition –

 STEM Award Winners!

On 1st April 2019, The Kingsway School, Go4SET, John Crane, The Kolweny Kingsway and Rotary International celebrated the recent success of six of the Kingsway School's Industrial Cadets in winning a special award at this year's National Final's of The Big Bang Fair. The students who spent three days at the Birmingham NEC competed with over 200 other schools to win the ‘Special Award 2019 - Rotary prize for Environmental/Scientific Advancement’.

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Bolton Technology Tournament

12th February 2019.


The 2019 Bolton Technology Tournament will take place on the 12th Feb at Canon Slade School
All the Bolton Rotary cluster clubs have sponsored it, and five schools are attending.

Salford University and Rotary

Technology Tournament

1st Nov 2018


4 schools took part in this very successful collaboration between Salford Uni and local Rotary Clubs.


Bolton Technology Tournament

7th February 2018.


On February 7th 2018 Bolton Daybreak organised, with assistance from Bolton-Le-Moors club, the second Rotary Technology Tournament in Bolton. 

Also sponsoring us were Bolton Lever, Bolton, Turton and  Westhoughton clubs.

Taking place in Sharples School sports hall, five Bolton Schools supported it bringing over 70 year 9 students working in teams of four

The students were tasked with either building a bridge or a car out of materials supplied by the organisers 
They had to design and build it without help from anyone else, and have it tested to certain criteria at the end. Outside judges followed each of the teams through the event.

It ended with a presentation by Dr Margaret Emsley from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester

Prizes were awarded to the teams with the best bridge & car, and the overall winning school was presented with the ’Spirit of Technology’  trophy.

Winning school was Canon Slade and team winners were from Bolton UTC and Bolton School Boys’ Div  

Clive Gardiner 
Organising Chairman 
Bolton Daybreak