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 quiz for enthusiasts!

The 27th annual and ever-popular Harpenden Quiz of Quizzes, organised by Rotary in Harpenden, will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 15 March at St George’s School.

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Modular homes revive Ukrainian village 

Local Rotarians pictured with one of the 124 temporary modular homes that have helped to house residents of Moshchun, a village near the Ukrainian capital, where Russian bombardment destroyed or severely damaged 70% of the buildings. 

Their appeal to other Rotary clubs brought support from 12 countries including Britain. Our Ukrainian Quiz Night, held in November, raised funds for furniture and other household essentials.

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Ready to receive 

Some 19 months ago Rotary in Harpenden took on a project to raise funds to equip a new operating theatre being built at the Kyengera Women’s hospital in Wakiso, near Kampala, Uganda.  

We had the task of raising the equivalent of US$5,000 to get the $30,000+ project off the ground.

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