Thinking caps on for a top technological task

High Schools Technology Tournament at NBLC, Halifax'Pictured are Hipperholme and Lightcliffe's Katie Love, Eva Akesson, Mayur Mistry and Lloyd Moore

High Schools Technology Tournament at NBLC, Halifax'Pictured are Hipperholme and Lightcliffe's Katie Love, Eva Akesson, Mayur Mistry and Lloyd Moore

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TECHNOLOGICAL teams put their thinking caps to dream up a grand design in a school tournament.

The Rotary’s Technology Tournment - now in its ninth year - tasked teams from Calderdale schools with creating a coin sorter.

Halifax Leisure Centre became a hive of activity as teams got busy on their challenge - which was split into three task levels: foundation teams had to create a device to sort two coins, intermediate three coins and advanced five coins.

Bryan Harkness, of Rotary Club of Halifax, said: “The judges observed that students had used their initiatives with 32 differing solutions to the task set. They’d worked hard and well within the teams and most of all ‘the buzz’ throughout the day proved they had enjoyed it. “Some of the finished designs resulted in 100 per cent accuracy in sorting; an admirable achievement reported the judges.”

Winners were: Calder High School for both foundation and intermediate levels and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe for advanced. Everyone was presented with a certificate by the Major of Calderdale Councillor Nader Fekri and the three winning teams had plaques presented by President David Horsman of the Rotary Club of Halifax on behalf of all clubs in Calderdale.