The Annual Rotary Technology Tournament is now in its 8th year. Flying Hall teams have won every single year – so expectations were high yet again. Five schools again competed, in teams of four, to build a contraption that fulfilled a complex brief.
This year it was to build a launcher that would fire a capsule three metres into the air, release a ball and deploy a parachute to bring it down close to the landing site.
Our teams came first in the A level category and first and second place in the GCSE category!
It must be tough on the other schools to see us win 8 years in a row. How did we do it? What could be the secret of success? Is it skill, talent, teamwork, resilience, hard work, pure enjoyment of a challenge or creativity and invention? Perhaps it’s all of these things. One thing we do know is that our teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot in the process.