Technology Tournament

Several High Schools recently battled it out in the Rotary Technology Tournament held at Coleg Cambria.

The tournament, organised by Flint and Holywell Rotary Club and the College, challenged the youngsters to produce a moving vehicle capable of pushing an array of debris along a length of plastic pipe at three different levels, foundation, intermediate and advanced, depending on their age.

Participant, Catherine Stenhouse from Pensby High School said:

“This whole experience taught me one thing – teamwork.  Our group heavily depended on one another and I know we would not have done it alone.  In the end, it didn’t work, but I bet everybody in our group would say they had the best day ever.”

First year apprentices from Airbus UK were invited to assist in judging the activity where they were looking at planning and teamwork, design analysis and the manufacturing amongst other things.

“It was wonderful to see so many students engaging in the activities and showing enthusiasm for engineering” added Caleb Maxfield, Craft Apprentice at Airbus UK.

“We were all impressed with the level of teamwork and leadership skills on display from the students and hope that they may follow in our footsteps to become the engineers of the future.”

Coleg Cambria Enterprise Champion, Lynn Williams said:

“The value of skills enhanced by competition participation is enormous.  It is wonderful to work with possible partners such as the Rotary Club, Airbus and all the schools that participated. This is where the competitions start, that can lead to life changing experiences like WorldSkills competitions.”

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