Students rise to the technology challenge

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Two teams from Lancaster Royal Grammar School have won this year’s Technology Tournament run by the local Rotary Club.

This year’s challenge – Crossing the River – was to design, build and test a vehicle using limited resources.

The vehicle, powered by a battery and electric motor combination, had to cross a river by running on a suspended cable, whilst carrying a rescue package to the far side. The Senior team’s vehicle had to return to the start as well.

The winning LRGS team members were Ed Duffy, Zach Mason, Greg Saul and Joe Unwin in the Senior category (Year 12) and Edward Higgs, Prabhu Thanikachalam, Joseph Twigg and Caiden Whittaker in the Intermediate category (Year 10).

Head of design & technology at LRGS, Ryan Lemon, said: “Competitions such as the Rotary Club event are an invaluable opportunity for our students to apply their knowledge and skills outside the classroom; our students love to pit their wits against peers from other schools locally and nationally. Many of the students who study design and technology subjects at LRGS aspire to professions such as engineering, architecture and product design. These competitions allow the boys to develop solutions to real world problems and give them an insight into the careers they are working towards.