The Thomas Hardye School

Rotary Club support a Technology Day

Technical day

On Thursday 13th June 2019 Poundbury Rotary club in association with the Technology Department held a Technology TournamentYear 8 pupils from Puddletown Middle School, Dorchester Middle School and St. Osmunds Middle School and year 9 pupils from the Thomas Hardye School and the Dorset Studio School, all took part. Bright Button Productions recorded the day and made this super film.

Rotary Technology Tournaments are a challenging and enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths); STEM subjects are a key part of the school curriculum.  The Rotary Technology Tournament not only supports academic learning but also develops teamwork skills, communication and timekeeping.

Each team were required to design, develop and build and test a crane so that a chemical container could be recovered from a safe working distance following a train derailment. The tournament day culminated in the testing session where each team was required to demonstrate their solution.

Each student received a certificate of participation and the winning teams received a 3D printed trophy for their school and individual prizes.

The Thomas Hardye school were very grateful to the sponsors of the event, Poundbury Post Office, Pengillys solicitors, Marmalade Insurance and Bright Button Productions. Also Poundbury Rotary in particular Sahil Dalvi and Wendy Grassby. Also for the time and support of our judges on the day Ella Jefferis, Minne Schoeller, and Peter Noble.

Mr Richardson

Take a look at this slideshow of the day.

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October 2019