The Perse School

Perse team wins award at local Rotary Club Technology Challenge

5 Feb 2014

Yesterday, eight Year 9 students took part in the annual Rotary Club Technology Challenge, held at the Masonic Lodge in Cambridge.  Each year a new engineering challenge is set, usually involving some wood work and application of the laws of physics.

This year the brief was to move a radioactive meteorite from a dangerous position onto a target. Given the hazards, students had to design and build a long reach grabber with some other constraints.  It was a great event and students worked exceptionally well in their teams, realising ideas under tight time scales using basic knowledge of materials, innovation and good build practices.

Well done to all who took part, but a special mention goes to team ‘Perse 1’ (Georgina Bush, Oliver Brigstocke, Alexander Toff and Jack Welland) who won an award for Resilience and overcoming problems when designing and building their model.

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