Picture special: Schoolchildren solve river crossing puzzle

Pupils from The Grange School work on their design

Pupils from The Grange School work on their design

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Schoolchildren’s problem-solving skills were put to the test during an annual technology tournament.

The Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds held the annual contest at Aylesbury College on Monday.

Students from the Sir Thomas Fremantle School

Students from the Sir Thomas Fremantle School

Sixty-eight students from four Aylesbury High, The Grange, Cottesloe School in Wing and the Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow took part in the all-day event in the college’s sports hall and refectory.

This year’s task saw the students aim to make a container which could then travel across a virtual river.

Three awards were handed out across the age groups. The High won the award for the youngest pupils and Cottesloe won both the intermediate and advanced awards, handed out to the older children.

Roger King, communications officer for the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds said: “The kids really enjoyed getting stuck in to the task and they didn’t mind if they lost, it was all about having fun.”

Students from the Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow

Students from the Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow

“All the teams finished the task but they couldn’t all make their containers travel across the river.

“Alongside the practical task, they also had to compile a portfolio of work which explained how they went out about completing the challenge.

“I would also like to thank the rotary clubs of Winslow and Haddenham and District for their support.”

Students from the Cottesloe School in Wing

Students from the Cottesloe School in Wing

Students from Aylesbury High School

Students from Aylesbury High School

Students from Aylesbury High School

Students from Aylesbury High School

Students from Aylesbury High School

Students from Aylesbury High School

Rotary Technology Tournament held at Aylesbury College

Rotary Technology Tournament held at Aylesbury College