Youngsters showcase engineering prowess in Royston technology tournament

Royston's mayor Councillor Victoria Hulstrom Allen and Rotary president Clarice Wahlich with the tea

Royston's mayor Councillor Victoria Hulstrom Allen and Rotary president Clarice Wahlich with the team from Ralph Sadlier School. Credit Chris Hardy - Credit: Archant

Youngsters showcased their engineering prowess in the Rotary Club of Royston’s annual Youth Technology Tournament.

The winning intermediate team from Roysia School, Royston. From left, Albert Borrell, Oscar Berry, Z

The winning intermediate team from Roysia School, Royston. From left, Albert Borrell, Oscar Berry, Zac Hales, Quim Borrell with head teacher Zoe Littlington. Credit Chris Hardy - Credit: Archant

Teams from schools in Royston and the surrounding area had to solve a problem of building a ‘vehicle’ to transport a rescue package on a suspended cable across a river.

The schools taking part in the tournament at The Cambridge Motel in Shepreth were Meridian Upper School, Roysia Middle School and Greneway Middle School from Royston, and Freman College, Edwinstree and Ralph Sadlier schools from Buntingford and Puckeridge.

Royston Rotary president Clarice Wahlich said: “It always surprises us just how innovative the youngsters can be in grasping the concept of the project.

“Everyone taking part deserves praise for the way they tackled the problem and came up with ideas to complete the task.

The teachers' team, from left, Michael Lyons, Allan Gee, Scott Malone, David Carter, James Edwards.

The teachers' team, from left, Michael Lyons, Allan Gee, Scott Malone, David Carter, James Edwards. Credit Chris Hardy. - Credit: Archant


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“In each of the eight years Rotary has been running the tournament we have seen high standards.”

Innovation winners from Edwinstree School, from left, Georgie Englishby, Calypso Powell, Louis Nicho

Innovation winners from Edwinstree School, from left, Georgie Englishby, Calypso Powell, Louis Nicholls and Jasper Eaglesfield with Debbie McGarrity, Johnson Matthey's site and community liaison officer. Credit Chris Hardy. - Credit: Archant

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