Giggleswick School
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Craven Rotary Club Technology Tournament 2018

Thursday 8 Mar 2018

It is with pride that our Design Department can announce that our pupils came 2nd in both the KS3 and KS5 categories, and 3rd in KS4 category, at the 2018 Rotary Club Technology Tournament for the Craven area. 


The tournament is an annual one-day event for KS3,4 and 5 teams from local schools and colleges, who undertake a previously unseen challenge. The challenge is intended to promote careers in engineering, providing pupils with the opportunity to develop team building skills, communication skills, planning and time management, as well as solving a design and technology problem. 


This year's brief was to design and construct a lifting vehicle which had to recover radioactive material from a rail incident. The day culminated in a timed testing session, where teams could watch their peers present their designs and solutions, followed by an award ceremony.


Head of Design, James Huxtable, said “All Giggleswick Design teams produced impressive, diverse ideas and solutions, which clearly demonstrated their skilled, creative and resilient approach to problem solving and teamwork. I am enormously proud of all of their achievements.”