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Linton students succeed again in tournament

The LVC team at the Design Technology tournament hosted by the Cambridge Rotary Club at the Freemasons Hall

The LVC team at the Design Technology tournament hosted by the Cambridge Rotary Club at the Freemasons Hall

 

Eight Linton Village College (LVC) students won a prize at a design technology tournament for the fourth year.

The year nines were at the Freemasons Hall in Cambridge to take part in the annual Design Technology tournament, hosted by the Cambridge Rotary Club and consisting of 18 school teams.

James Newton, Megan Harmer, Amy Mason, Ivor Crooks, Zoe Newton, Thomas D’Costa, Archie Elmsden and Clara Ryen all represented LVC.

The tournament encourages students to see design technology as attractive and challenging.

This is the fourth year running that LVC has entered the tournament, and once again they were successful in winning a prize.

LVC design and technology teacher Steve Groom said: “The students are given a ‘design and make’ challenge to solve, and they do not know what the challenge is until it is handed to them.

“They cannot have any help from their teachers, so they must work as a team against the clock to design and plan a solution to the problem.”

The challenge this year was to pick up a radioactive meteorite (represented by a tennis ball) from inside a container from a safe distance of 1.5 metres using a designed piece of equipment.

The operation had to be completed within 30 seconds using a limited range of materials.

The teams were assessed on their teamwork, methodology, problem-solving and creative design portfolio.

The overall winners were King’s School Peterborough and LVC won the award for portfolio design and presentation.

“This is the fourth year in succession that LVC has won best design portfolio, making us the most consistent winner of this award,” Mr Groom added.

“The students showed great teamwork, creativity and engineering skills and should be congratulated on their success.”

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 27) Echo.

 

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