Five awards at Rotary Technology Tournament

Our Design students showed fantastic teamwork and creative skills to scoop five awards at the 2019 Rotary Club Technology Tournament for the Craven area. 

 

The Tournament is an annual one-day event for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students from local schools and colleges, working in teams of 4 to undertake a previously unseen challenge. Our teams came first and third in the KS4 category as well as ‘Best portfolio’; KS3 came second and KS5 just missed the prize in testing, but still won ‘Best portfolio’.

 

This year's project brief was to design and construct a flashing beacon. The day culminated in a timed testing session, where teams could watch their peers present their designs and solutions. Other schools attending the event were Settle College, Ermysted's Grammar, Ilkley Grammar, Prince Henry's School Otley and South Craven College.

 

Mr Huxtable said “All Giggleswick design teams produced impressive, diverse ideas and solutions, which clearly demonstrated their skilled and creative approach to problem solving and teamwork. I am enormously proud of all of their genuine resilience and perseverance.”

 

The challenge is intended to promote careers in engineering, by providing students with the opportunity to develop team building skills, communication skills, planning and time management, as well as solving a design and technology problem.