Pupils put their engineering skills to the test in technology tournament

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School pupils engineered for success at technology tournament

Huddersfield Rotary Clubs, technology tournament

Pupils from nine local schools and colleges in Huddersfield were challenged to showcase their design, engineering and construction skills at this year’s Rotary Technology Tournament.

The event was held at Kirklees College’s Engineering Centre and formed part of the college’s Employability Week activities, aimed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Delivered in conjunction with Huddersfield’s four Rotary clubs (Denby Dale, Holmfirth, Huddersfield and Huddersfield Pennine), pupils were set the task of designing and building a beacon with a flashing light on top, and displaying an advertising billboard. The challenge for the students was to create a device where the beacon caused the light to flash without manual intervention.

Marks were awarded on the success of their construction and also on a document which the pupils compiled during the project, detailing how they approached the task, the design and how they built it. Certificates are awarded to the top teams in each age sector. VIPs from Rotary, schools and the Mayor of Kirklees were in attendance.

Winners on the day included:

Foundation
Bronze: King James’s School
Silver: Huddersfield Grammar School
Gold: Colne Valley High School

Intermediate
Bronze: Colne Valley High School
Silver: Honley High School
Gold: Huddersfield Grammar School

Advanced
Bronze: Greenhead College
Silver: Huddersfield New College
Gold: Huddersfield New College

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