Witchford pupils shine at technology tournament

Thomas Taylor, Chloe Judge, Natasha Brockman and Ami Boor. Picture: Philip Laver

Thomas Taylor, Chloe Judge, Natasha Brockman and Ami Boor. Picture: Philip Laver - Credit: Archant

Students from Witchford Village College attended a technology tournament organised by the Rotary Club at Downham Market Town Hall.

India Edgmon-Rollings, Erin Braybrooke, Ryan Wayman and Joshua Curry. Picture: Philip Laver

India Edgmon-Rollings, Erin Braybrooke, Ryan Wayman and Joshua Curry. Picture: Philip Laver - Credit: Archant

The event brought together student teams from four secondary schools, competing in an engineering problem solving challenge.

The one-day event, involving students from Witchford Village College, St Clement’s High School, Downham Market Academy and Iceni Academy, tasked contestants with designing and modelling a battery powered vehicle, required to travel across a tensioned tight rope.

Witchford Village College students did particularly well. Paige Latimer, Chris Weaving and Joseph Guy were awarded third place in the intermediate group competition and Erin Braybrooke, India Edgmon-Rolling, Josh Curry and Ryan Wayman came first place in the foundation group and runners up in the entire competition.

Tom Goodjohn, Sam Freeman, Will Cooper and Luke DiverPicture: Philip Laver

Tom Goodjohn, Sam Freeman, Will Cooper and Luke DiverPicture: Philip Laver - Credit: Archant

The event was managed by a team of volunteers from Downham Market Rotary Club and attended by visiting teachers and technicians.


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Around 90 young people took part in the challenge, ranging in age from 13 to 18.

The competition was sponsored and judged by representatives from Rotary International and BAE Systems, with prizes and certificates being awarded to the winning teams.

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