Engineers of the future contest rotary club's annual technology tournament
Eighteen teams from four schools were challenged to build a mechanical shovel as part of this year’s event held at Aylesbury College.
The shovel had to be able to travel along a five foot tube, under a bridge and pick up a load.
Materials available to the students were card, wood, glue, a small electric motor and elastic bands.
Teams from Cottesloe came first in the Year Nine Foundation and Year 12 & 13 Advanced categories while Aylesbury High School won the Year 10 & 11 Intermediate section.
Cottesloe also picked up the prize for the best portfolio at the annual event.
Roger King, president of the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds said: “It was a great competition amongst the teams and it was heartening to see so many budding engineers.
“With this talent the country’s future is in safe hands.”
Other participating teams were from the Grange School and Waddesdon School.