Technology Tournament

Encouraging creative technology talent

Imagine having to design, build and test a moon rocket with only wooden dowel, card, square-sectioned wood, rubber bands, modelling material and Sellotape to work with. And you have only fours hours in which to complete the job.

That’s the sort of task facing more than 120 students from Harpenden and St Albans secondary schools taking part in a Rotary Technology Tournament held each March. We run this event in association with the two St Albans Rotary clubs, with sponsorship from local businesses.

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The elm makes a comeback!

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The gift of Rotary in Harpenden, the new tree stands close to the footpath linking Rothamsted Park with the southern end of the High Street.

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