28 February 2020
Once again the Rotary clubs of Reepham, Norwich and Norwich St Edmund have collaborated to organise a Technology Tournament. This was held at the City of Norwich School on Friday 28 February.
Twenty teams, each comprising of four young people, competed to solve a technical problem only using materials supplied by the organisers. The task was to design and build a flashing beacon and each age group was given a different degree of difficulty to complete.
The task was made challenging for all competitors as they all had no idea what to expect when they started. Initially, the room was full of very puzzled young people but it didn’t take very long for each team to start to apply their incredible problem solving skills.
After a set time each team’s completed task was assessed by a team of judges. The results of the judges were as follows:
Foundation: Joint 3rd Norwich School and Langley 2; First was awarded to City of Norwich School.
Intermediate: 3rd Reepham 1, 2nd Notre Dame; First was awarded to Taverham High.
Advanced: 3rd City of Norwich School, 2nd Notre Dame. First was awarded to Taverham High.
The cash prizes were awarded by the Mayor of Norwich Cllr Vaughn Thomas and The Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian Prinsley.
This was the 12th Rotary technology tournament jointly run by the three clubs. We would like to send special thanks to Ms Safina Hassan at CNS for allowing the tournament to take place. KLM Engineering, Norwich Engineering Society, Terry Weston, CAM Architects, A and W Cushion and John Tym Photography for their very generous sponsorship.