The Young Technologist Tournament is an annual competition run by the Rotary Club.
Teams from schools across Scarborough compete to produce the best solution to a practical engineering problem which is not revealed until they arrive at the venue. This year the teams had to produce a working model of a motorised vehicle to transfer an emergency-aid payload across a river gorge.
A total of 13 teams from various schools were involved. Scarborough College entered three teams, one each from Years 7, 8 and 9.
Over the space of several hours they all managed to produce excellent designs, the Year 7 and Year 9 teams both being among a very select group of teams which actually managed to complete the task successfully and deliver their payloads. Out of all 13 teams our Year 8 team was presented with the ‘Best Portfolio’ award and our Year 7 team was declared overall winner of their class with a vehicle that sped across the gorge like Indiana Jones being chased by spear-toting cannibals!
Another great day for our students and congratulations to all who took part.