Ingenuity required at technology tournament

Words and photos by Dave Barry 

Sixty young people were challenged to design a flashing beacon, in Scarborough Rotary’s 11th annual technology tournament.

Linked to an electrical circuit, the beacon had to be mounted on a tower, requiring a certain amount of ingenuity.

The 15 teams of four came from St Augustine’s, Graham School, the UTC, Scarborough Tec and Derwent Training Association.

They were divided into three groups. The foundation group was won by St Augustine’s. UTC teams triumphed at the intermediate and advanced levels, and also took the Paul Curry trophy, presented by Liz Curry.

The borough mayor, Cllr Joe Plant, presented the other prizes, accompanied by his cadet, Mally Leybourn.

“It was a great success considering that three weeks before we only had two teams registered”, said Ian Holland, president of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, which organised the tournament with support from Scarborough Cavaliers and the Rotary Club of Beverley.

The event, at the Rugby Club, was partly sponsored by Rob Gretton of North Sea Winches and MKM.