BUDDING ENGINEERS TEST SKILLS
DOZENS of budding engineers competed in an annual technology tournament last week.
The Rotary Technology Tournament, organised by the Rotary Clubs of Chesham, Amersham and Great Missenden, took place at Chiltern Hills Academy, in Chartridge Lane, Chesham, on Friday. The competition saw 19 teams of four students from six Bucks schools tasked with delivering a rescue package across a crocodile-infested river. There was a cable across the river and the contestants needed to make a cable car which could be hooked onto it and driven by an electric motor and pulleys.
The teams were split into foundation, intermediate and advanced levels, with the latter teams’ challenge more difficult.
The advanced task was won by The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, the intermediate task by The John Colet School, Wendover, and the foundation task was won by The John Colet School third team.
One of the founder members of the Technology Tournament, Derek Upcott, died in October and in his memory, The Derek Upcott Memorial Cup was awarded to the school with the overall best entries, which was the John Colet School.
President of Chesham Rotary Club, Helen Salisbury, said: “Many thanks to everyone who helped.
“Once again it was a fantastic day for all the participants.”
The schools which took part were The Beacon School, Chiltern Hills Academy, Chesham Prep School, The John Colet School, The Royal Grammar School and Chesham Grammar School.