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ROTARY BAE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT 2015

 Friday 6th March 2015 saw the annual Rotary BAE Systems Technology Tournament take place at Hawcoat Park Sports & Social Club.
The tournament is split into three levels according to age group; Key Stage 3 (Foundation), Key Stage 4 (Intermediate and post 16 (Advanced).  All three levels were hotly contested with schools, colleges and local businesses represented by both enthusiastic and hard working teams.
The problem:  The teams had to deliver a rescue package containing vital equipment across a deep possibly crocodile infested river by building a vehicle capable of travelling across a single wire that was suspended across the river.
The build: The teams had to design, build and test a vehicle capable of carrying the payload along the suspended wire.  The vehicle had to be balanced and stable, the drive system to be powered by a battery/electric motor combination and started/stopped by use of a simple electrical switch with a pulley system to drive the vehicle along the cable.  No manual intervention was allowed.
Walney School sent two teams on the day, one from Key Stage 3 and one from Key Stage 4.  Both teams did well and really enjoyed the day but it was the Key Stage 4 team who stole the day winning the Intermediate tournament.