West Norfolk students put creative powers to the test

Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy
Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy

West Norfolk students went head-to-head in an annual technology tournament at King’s Lynn Academy last Tuesday.

The event – the third of its kind – was hosted by the King’s Lynn Priory Rotary Club in the main gym hall at the Academy.

Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy

Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy

Twenty teams of pupils put their creative and imaginative powers to the test.

They were provided with a brief and all the tools and raw materials to complete a project within a specified time limit.

Pupils set about planning their work, and producing portfolios describing their design principles.

The judges, all of whom were experienced time served engineers, visited each work station throughout the tournament before deciding on the winners.

Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy

Kings Lynn Priory Rotary technology tournament at Kings Lynn Academy

Springwood Academy were advanced category winners, King Edward VII Academy won the intermediate class while King’s Lynn Academy topped the foundation category.

The successful team were presented with their trophies by Peter Mason, HR director, from event sponsors Bespak.