Year 8 DT SUCCESS

Year 8 DT SUCCESS

Technology success as Year 8 soar to the top

Students from Years 8 and 9 recently took part in the second inter-Weymouth Schools Rotary Club Technology Tournament at Budmouth School.  Working in teams of four, students tackled the foundation (KS3) and intermediate (KS4) challenges, each requiring the planning, design, construction and testing of a simulated rocket launcher. 

 

Teams were scored for their design portfolio, observed team working and testing performance.  The Year 8 team comprising Joe Bingham, Abi Hunter, Becca Lee and Douglas Moore won the foundation trophy having produced a design that fulfilled all of the required criteria.  The Year 9 team of Kitty Fowler, Charlie Gledhill, Lewis Ford and Finnley Woods performed very creditably against predominantly Year 10 teams in the intermediate challenge.

Mr Mackavoy, Head of Design & Technology congratulated all students who took part, ‘the tournament show cased some excellent design and construction skills and all students enjoyed the practical challenges and the chance to work in teams. Well done to all’.