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Technology tournament is a tough test for pupils at the Bushey Academy
Groups of budding young engineers competed in a technology tournament at the Bushey Academy last week.
22 teams of four pupils from seven schools competed at the event on March 14, held by The Rotary Clubs of South West Herts.
Each team was given a set of materials which included pieces of wood, card, string, pulleys and elastic bands.
Their task was to build a weight powered vehicle that could climb a wooden ramp. Each vehicle also had to carry a flag which was raised as it moved.
The competitors were judged by a team of Rotarians on their team-work, the quality of ideas, design dossier and construction.
Chief Judge, John Spragg, of the Rickmansworth Club, said: "It was a great to see all the students working with such enthusiasm."
Malcolm Jones, President of the Watford Club, said: "This is one of the ways Rotary seeks to stimulate an interest in technology by the young generation."
There were three categories - Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced - with the winning team receiving a shield.
Foundation - St Helens
- Talia Spitz
- Emily Austin-Powell
- Rima Amin Sophie
Little Intermediate - Parmiters
- Jack Hawley
- Xenia Opacic Bardsley
- Oliver Burrough
- Sophie Norton
Advanced - Bushey Meads
- James Prowen
- Matthew Prowen
- Thomas Crippen
- Mark Crippen
The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth and assisted by the Watford, Watford Clarendon, and Elstree & Borehamwood Clubs.