Talented teens from Shefford’s Samuel Whitbread Academy win prestigious technology tournament

From left to right: Cameron Burgess, Hettie Rogers, Emilia de Luca and Aaron Robertson with Dr Sally

From left to right: Cameron Burgess, Hettie Rogers, Emilia de Luca and Aaron Robertson with Dr Sally Thompson. - Credit: Archant

Four talented students at Samuel Whitbread Academy in Shefford are celebrating after winning a prestigious technology tournament.

The event, called the Rotary Technology Tournament, accredited by the British Science Association, saw the quartet win the ‘advanced’ category.

Year 13 students Cameron Burgess, Hettie Rogers, Emilia de Luca and Aaron Robertson needed to show good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio – in a ‘blind’ set problem they were unaware of until the event. Samuel Whitbread Academy’s Debbie Hill, said: “The technology tournament is an excellent opportunity for our design and engineering students to come together as teams to plan, analyse design problems and their constraints and develop a solution to the challenge set.

“This encompasses many skills needed in the world of work – teamwork, communication, presentation, problem solving.”

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