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Pupils go back to the drawing board

Winners of the Foundation Trophy, Trinity Academy, with Peter Lloyd, President of the Rotary Club of Halifax

Winners of the Foundation Trophy, Trinity Academy, with Peter Lloyd, President of the Rotary Club of Halifax

Calderdale schools came together and put on their creative caps to design a masterpiece of model engineering.

The annual schools technology tournament, organised by the Rotary of Halifax, is now in its eleventh year and involved students from Brooksbank School, Elland, Crossley Heath School, Halifax, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe School, Hipperholme Grammar School, Rishworth School, Ryburn Valley High, Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby Bridge High School and Trinity Academy, Halifax,

Halifax Leisure Centre became a hive of activity as 29 teams of foundation (Key Stage 3), intermediate (Key Stag 4), and advanced (Key Stage 5), designed a model test vehicle able to cross a river on a suspended cable.

Winners of the foundation category were Trinity Academy, intermediate school winners were Ryburn Valley High School and advanced winners were Brooksbank School.

Trophies were presented to students by the Mayor of Calderdale Coun Ann Martin (Lab, Brighouse) and her consort Mohammed Naeem.

Halifax Rotarian Richard Barrow said: “A balanced vehicle had to be designed and constructed which made effective use of an electronic motor and pulley system.

“Great emphasis was placed on team work and communication skills. A return to using old fashioned manufacturing skills always proves to be very popular with students, teachers and Rotarians.”

 

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