Pupils puzzle over design and construction challenge for North Herts schools, but Baldock’s Knights Templar secures a clean sweep in Rotary test

Knigths Templar, Baldock, won the intermediate section of the annual Rotary technology tournament

Knigths Templar, Baldock, won the intermediate section of the annual Rotary technology tournament - Credit: Archant

An annual technology tournament for pupils from North Herts schools attracted a field of 17 teams – but the squads representing Baldock’s Knights Templar School proved too strong in every department.

A team from Knights Templar School in Baldock won the intermediate section of the annual Rotary tech

A team from Knights Templar School in Baldock won the intermediate section of the annual Rotary technology tournament - Credit: Archant

The challenge, organised by Hitchin Priory Rotary Club, was held at The Priory School in Hitchin where the teams worked on a practical design and construction project set by the educational charity SETPOINT, using materials which were supplied by the organisers.

Exactly what they had to do is being kept secret, because the same tests will be tackled by schools in other areas in the weeks to come.

There were honours to be claimed in three age sections – Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced – with Hitchin Girls’ School, Priory School and Hitchin Boys’ School respectively taking the runners-up trophy in each class.

More information about the tournament and SETPOINT can be found online at www.hitchinprioryrotaryclub.org, and pictures of completed projects will appear there later.

Hitchin Boys School took the runners-up spot in the advanced section of the annual Rotary technology

Hitchin Boys School took the runners-up spot in the advanced section of the annual Rotary technology tournament - Credit: Archant

A team from The Priory School in Hitchin were runners-up in the intermediate section of the annual R

A team from The Priory School in Hitchin were runners-up in the intermediate section of the annual Rotary Technology Tournament - Credit: Archant

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