Royston Technology Tournament
Annual Technology Tournament for the Royston area
The annual Technology Tournament held at the Meridian School challenged pupils from RSAT, Edwiinstree and Ralph Sadleir Middle Schools and Freman College from Buntingford and this year, for the first time, a team of youngsters educated at home. The 22 teams were faced with the a problem set by R.I.B.I. which involved designing, building and testing a crane to move a container of hazardous chemicals along a track. Teamwork and planning are very much part of the process and count towards the final score. The judges, Rotarians and representatives of local industry, offered comments and advice throughout the morning and finally when the practical test was completed were able to decide the winners in each secton. A team of teachers bravely attempted the Advanced task and the practical test was carried out and filmed for all to see.
Team Freman College 2 triumphed in the Foundation Class with a score of 96.6 out of a possible 130. The Advanced winning team was RSAT .Trophies were presented by Royston’s Town Mayor Councillor Iain Leggett. Johnson Matthey gave a special award to Freman College 2 for the most innovative design.and TTP from Melbourn presented ‘Goody Bags’ to the teams.
All participants received a certificate which was presented by Club President David Blundell. We were pleased to welcome a number of visitors from our sponsors, Johnson Matthey. T.T.P., Councillors Fiona Hill and Tony Hunter and Officers and members of other clubs in Rotary District 1260.