The annual Rotary Technology Tournament was hosted by Greenhead College this year. Eight of our students, from the Engineering Club took part, split into two teams.
Team One: Tim Spencer, Daniel Smith, Iwan Gibson, Will Peacock.
Team Two: James Palmer, Lara Exley, Imogen York, Oshini Chanaya Ramanayake.
The task was to create a vehicle which could travel along a string, fixed at both ends (imagine a tight rope). The vehicle was to be powered by a small motor, as well as using a pulley system.
Each group were marked on their portfolio work, showing their designs and thinking. They were also marked on how well they worked as a team, and of course, how well their vehicle travelled along the string.
Several Kirklees schools and colleges took part, split into three categories; key stage 3, key stage 4 and key stage 5. The room was a hive of activity, with lots of designing, team work and problem solving going on.
In the afternoon, the mayor of Kirklees came around for a chat, and gave a speech. The principal of Greenhead also gave a presentation.
Unfortunately, neither of our teams won this year but they had a fun day and represented our school brilliantly. They will now work on the task in Engineering Club, looking at what improvements can be made, and improve their skills further.