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We are interested in those wishing to take part in 2017 and to date 16 schools are registered       


For those Schools for 2017:-

This is great event. Feedback from participants and schools from all earlier events has clearly shown that pupils have enjoyed it and that they learned a great deal. All teams reported that they would like to take part in another such event.


Schools enjoy being associated with the tournament.

We look forward to welcoming back the 27 schools which have previously taken part, and those who were unable to do so this year.


Our approach is to encourage those skills defined as essential in various fairly recently published white papers on enterprise - such problem solving,  strongly encouraging innovation, team working, communication, decision-making, risk taking and creativity.


The awareness of enterprise within schools is raised and the active support & interaction of industry is greatly encouraged.

The task and taking part

A different task is set each year for the whole country by a design group within district 1040 and who have experience of schools and technology. The tasks are set with 3 different stages of difficulty, for pupils at

Key Stages 3                              Foundation task

Key Stages 4                              Intermediate task

Key Stages 5/6 (6th Form)        Advanced task

Previous examples tackled :

  • To design and build an emergency flashing beacon.
  • Building a roadway and bridge to support heavy rescue packages reach a port where MS Rotary can pass under the bridge and alleviate areas needing rescue support.
  • Building of a device to remove and process "radio-active" waste without handling
  • To design a model to clear rubbish from an oil pipeline.

We aim to encourage all team members.
All participants receive a certificate of attainment which can be used for obtaining a SCAS Enterprise award. 
The winning teams also receive a special certificate and a permanent trophy to display at School. 
Many schools select pupils who may be less likely to win, but whose participation enables them to gain the most personally.
 
Schools and school teams also gain a unique and useful experience through networking with other schools and teams.


They also get publicity, both within the school and externally. The tasks can be used in schools later for other groups


Schools provide basic specified equipment. All the materials are provided by Rotary.

Schools need to transport the teams (9.00 - 3.00 pm) to and from the event and, normally, a responsible person accompanies them (who may join a participating team made up of teachers). A few schools have used helpers.  We have fully qualified teachers present so if staffing from the school prove difficult then arrangments can be made


To email our schools' contact person, please use our Contact Us tab on left handside.

last updated 14/04/2016

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