Tournament 2010 

Final Adjustment  Innovation Prize - Roundhay School team with their model

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Andrew Barker attended, and presented the prizes to the winners. 

The District Governor of Rotary District 1040, Rotarian E Lloyd-Davies was also present. 

The event took place at the South Leeds Stadium (John Charles Sports Centre) Leeds, on Tuesday 2nd March 2010. Thirty-nine teams from 15 schools took part. 

The Task

The Task required the teams to design, make and test a 'Flashing Beacon' which was to illuminate an advertisement for a Charity. The students were given a battery and light bulb in a holder in addition to the usual materials such as strips of wood, dowel, paper clips, tape, wire, cardboard, glue, kitchen foil, elastic bands etc., and came up with some marvellous ideas, which they then had to translate, using their manual skills into the working model. They also had to document their thoughts, ideas, test results, decision choices, plans etc. in a 'portfolio'. The whole process was assessed by the Judges. Most of the teams built a 'frame' to which their advertisment was attached, and worked out that to get the 'beacon' bulb to flash a pendulum was needed to make and break the electrical circuit. 

The Winners were:

Advanced Task Winners - Roundhay School Intermediate Task Winners - Farnley Park Basic Task Winners - St Mary\\'s School


Foundation: St Mary's School, Menston. 

Intermediate: Farnley Park School. 

Advanced: Roundhay High School.

A prize for the best innovative solution to the task was awarded to the 

Roundhay High School Intermediate Team.

Congratulations to all those taking part in the Competition,

(and well done to the Rotarians for organising and running the event. The staff of the John Charles Centre for Sport also deserve a big 'Thank You' for looking after everyone so well.)

Some photo's of the Tournament:  

Final Adjustment  At Work 2 At Work

These are the trophies the students competed for:


We did it all again on 8th March 2011 - but the task was different, and the students did not know what it was until 9.30 a.m. on the day. 

District Final: Roundhay School Wins - AGAIN!


Roundhay School Technology College was declared the winner, of the Advanced team Prize and the two runners up were Richmond School (Rotary North Group - Catterick Event) and Lady Lumley's School, Pickering (York Group Event).

In early March this year, Roundhay School won the  in the Leeds Schools Rotary Clubs' Technology Tournament. Now they have won the Rotary District 1040 Final too, with a prize of £200 going to the school's Design and Technology Department to purchase equipment, and a £25 iTunes voucher for each of the four members of the winning team. The prizes were presented at the school on Wednesday 5th May by the District Governor, Rotarian Emyr Lloyd-Davies. The school's technology teacher and members of the Leeds Tournament organising committee were also present.

Winning Roundhay team

The members of the team are (Picture, l to r) Henry Lee, Tom Wong, Natashia Ward and Charlotte Ward. District Governor Em is in the background.

Eleven local area Rotary Technology Tournaments were held this year all over Rotary District 1040 (West and North Yorkshire). For the District Final, the working models and supporting portfolios of the winning Advanced Group teams were collected up at the end of each Tournament, and then subjected to further scrutiny by three judges on 8th April at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate. No students were required to be involved in this ‘Final' stage of the competition.

Well Done Roundhay, and all the participating Teams.

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