Students impress at King’s Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament ANL-150318-145600009

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament ANL-150318-145600009

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Dozens of students have showed off their technical skills during a competition organised by Lynn’s Priory Rotary Club.

Seventeen teams of four pupils took part in the club’s inaugural technology tournament, which was held at the King’s Lynn Academy last Wednesday.

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament'Thomas Playford and Warren Bates ANL-150318-145519009

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament'Thomas Playford and Warren Bates ANL-150318-145519009

The groups, whose efforts were assessed according to their age groups, were each asked to design a vehicle which was powered by an electric motor, suspended from a cable and capable of crossing a river.

And the task was made more complicated for the older groups, made up of GCSE and A level students, by further required elements set by the organisers.

But club president John Harrison said: “We are absolutely delighted that so many students have participated and the event has been a huge success.

“They really worked hard to tackle a difficult challenge and I am sure that they really enjoyed it.”

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament.'Sam Ryder-Young and Brandon Miller ANL-150318-145509009

Priory Rotary Club King's Lynn organise a Technology Tournament.'Sam Ryder-Young and Brandon Miller ANL-150318-145509009

Five schools were represented in the competition and the winning teams were: Foundation level: King Edward VII Academy; Intermediate level: King Edward VII Academy; Advanced level: Springwood High School.

The event was sponsored by Bespak, whose chief executive, Keyvan Djamarani, presented the prizes to the winners and praised all the participants’ efforts.

He told them: “I’ve been really impressed by the energy and ingenuity of the teams today.

“At Bespak what we do is solve problems in teams and that is what you have been doing today.

“We are delighted to sponsor this technology tournament. It has been a great success and we hope that it will become a regular event.”