What do scissor-action grabbers, vending machine claws and parachutes all have in common? They are ingenious student inventions for handling a radioactive meteorite (A.K.A. a tennis ball).
Last Wednesday KWS had the privilege of hosting the 23rd annual Rotary Technology Tournament in the sports hall – an inter-school competition for Design and Technology students.
Our students competed against 30 teams from at least 7 local secondary schools to design and build devices to retrieve a ball from within a protective case 1.5 metres away, in under 4 hours – a true engineering challenge.
Congratulations to Thomas R, Will E, Taye L, Lucas C, Dean H and Luke G who, whilst being some of the youngest in their category, dreamed up devices that successfully extracted the meteorite. Such was the energy and enjoyment of the day; we would love to enter more teams next year. If this gets your gears turning come and talk to any of the DT Department to find out more.