Oxford 2022 is delighted to be welcoming schools from across the city, as well as the Thames Valley region to take part in a Rotary Technology Tournament.
Rotary Technology Tournaments are a challenging and enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
The teams of pupils, typically in groups of four, have to solve an interactive technology-based task and are required to design, develop and build a solution with the materials supplied.
Tournaments culminate in the testing session when teams demonstrate their best solution to the task and can observe the efforts of competing teams.
Stewards are on hand to guide the pupils throughout and offer a helping hand where necessary to ensure everyone gets the most from the experience. The tournament is judged by Rotary members and guests with backgrounds in engineering, technology and design.
As STEM subjects continue to be a key part of the school curriculum, Rotary Technology Tournaments support not only academic learning, but teach skills such as teamwork, communication and timekeeping.
Technology Tournaments are designed for secondary school pupils aged 11-16, with an advanced age level for 16 to 18-year olds.
All costs are paid by the organising Rotary clubs and there is no entry cost to school teams other than any potential transport to and from the event.
The teams will be working on their projects on Friday morning in the Cotswold Hall, and then prizes will be presented on the main stage in the Thames Hall on Friday afternoon during the first plenary session.