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Students win haul of trophies at Annual Rotary Technology Tournament

20 March 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

It was another incredibly successful year for students from Richmond School and Sixth Form College who were proud to win a haul of trophies at the annual Rotary Technology Tournament hosted by REME Barracks at Catterick Garrison. Four teams competed in the three Key Stage challenges across Years 9 to 12. They were up against teams from Bedale High, Thirsk, Barnard Castle, Cundall Manor and Wensleydale.

Despite being a team member down, the Key Stage 3 Team A, Matthew Brown, Miles Livingstone-Owen and Seth Wilkinson won the trophy for their age group.  The Key Stage Four and Key Stage 5 teams both came second in their categories. The competition was very close, with the Key Stage 5 team only missing out on first place by 4 marks out of 100.

Students were tasked with designing, making and testing vehicles which powered themselves up ramps using the controlled descent of a weight on a pulley system.

Both REME officers and Rotary Club Leaders praised all of the students on how well they worked as teams, their conduct, and their Engineering skills, creativity and resilience.  Mr Wilson, Design and Technology Teacher said: “I believe the skill shown by our Key Stage 3 teams was testament to the advantage they had over some of their rivals in the time that our school’s timetable allocates to the subject and our early start on more complex concepts through the end of Year 8 pathways.”

Congratulations to all the students who took part:

KS5 – Sam Gibson, Sujan Pariyar, Joely Weston, Josephine Cooper

KS4 – Flynn Hunter, Matthew Short, Carys Meaney, Ellen Atkinson

KS3 Team A – Matthew Brown, Miles Livinstone-Owen, Seth Wilkinson

KS3 Team B – Nathan Foulds, Freddie Millns, Sue-Rin Park, Nathan Wilford

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