Tomorrow’s Engineers

The Rotary Clubs in London have supported a Rotary Technology Tournament for many years, and on 23 February 2017, Rotary’s 112th Birthday, it was the right time to hold another such tournament.

Youngsters, divided into three competitions, based on their age, were given three tasks to complete.  The tasks got increasingly more difficult as the age of the students progressed.  They involved developing a vehicle that would undertake an imaginary  task in an environment in which it would not be safe for humans to work.

Materials were provided, and the students set about their task with great enthusiasm, making a presentation and producing a portfolio.  Sadly our Club’s local schools were not amongst the winners, but the photo above shows how much fun the students found the tournament.

Our thanks go to our hosts for the day, Quintin Kynaston Academy in St John’s Wood who did a fantastic job, setting up the competition materials and equipment, and who oversaw the day. Our thanks also go to the teachers who accompanied the visiting schools and to all the parents for their support and permissions.  Lastly, our thanks go to all the students who had a tremendous time – without them there would have been no tournament!

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