Yesterday, was an exciting day for twelve Year 9 and 10 students from Wakefield Girls as they joined their peers from QEGS in a trip to Featherstone Rovers Stadium to participate in the Annual Rotary Technology Tournament. The tournament is a challenging and enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) outside of the classroom.
There were 6 teams in total, with Wakefield Girls’ students working alongside their QEGS peers to solve an interactive technology-based task requiring each team to work together to design, develop and build a solution using only the basic materials and tools supplied. The challenge this year required teams to design and construct a device to transport a package along a rope, deposit the package at one end and return to its starting point.
The tournament culminated in the testing session, where teams demonstrated their best solution to the task and observed the efforts of competing teams. It was a very exciting and tense moment as all the students gathered around to watch their device move the package from one end of the rope to the other!
The Wakefield Girls’ students had an excellent time participating in the tournament and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside their QEGS peers. They were able to put their design and engineering skills and knowledge to the test in a fun and interactive way, learning valuable lessons about teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.
Mr B Carlin
Head of Design Technology