Kimbolton Design Wins Technology Challenge
Third Form DTE pupils win the Foundation Team prize at the Rotary Club of Huntingdon’s technology tournament.
Third Form Design Technology and Engineering pupils beat off competition from five other schools to win the Foundation Team prize at the Rotary Club of Huntingdon’s annual technology tournament earlier this month.
The challenge was to construct an electrically powered vehicle which could remove debris from a pipe. The event saw a record 86 pupils, split into 22 teams, competing at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels, with teams from each year group having different levels of criteria and objectives to meet. All teams were supplied with basic materials, pulleys, wheels and an electric motor.
The task was successfully achieved by the majority of schools but the winning vote went to Kimbolton's Angus Dent, Molly Greene, Oliver Greenhow and Darcey Lancaster-Adlam. The decision was based on the detailed and comprehensive design folder they had produced and their teamwork during the day.
Mr Kevin Spencer, Head of Design Technology Engineering, said: “All of our pupils performed incredibly well to solve the challenging design situation and can be congratulated on their success.”