Rotary supports STEM Technology in Schools


Rotary Clubs Inspire Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists at Technology Tournament

The Bridge Learning Campus  - The spirit of innovation and collaboration was alive and buzzing at the Bridge Learning Campus in South Bristol as the Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast joined forces with colleagues from the Rotary Club of Bristol for the District 1100’s third Technology Tournament.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, thirteen teams of bright young minds, aged between 12 and 14, took on the challenge of designing and building a 'Coin Sorter' device for 1p and 2p coins. With materials provided and guidance from thirteen Rotarian stewards and school staff, the students delved into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) with enthusiasm and determination.

More than just a competition, the Rotary Technology Tournament served as a platform for these budding engineers and scientists to hone essential skills like teamwork, communication, and time management. Under the watchful eyes of five judges, all seasoned Rotary members with backgrounds in engineering, technology, and design, the teams showcased their creativity and problem-solving prowess.

"We're thrilled to see such enthusiasm and dedication from these young minds," remarked a Rotarian steward. "Events like these not only foster a love for STEM subjects but also instill crucial life skills that will serve them well in the future."

From brainstorming ideas to testing prototypes, the tournament was a whirlwind of activity and innovation. Each team brought their unique flair to the challenge, pushing the boundaries of their imagination and technical know-how.

"The atmosphere here is electric," exclaimed one of the participating students. "It's amazing to see what we can accomplish when we put our minds together."

As the day drew to a close, cheers erupted as the judges announced the winners. But beyond the accolades, every participant walked away with invaluable lessons and memories that will shape their journey in the world of science and technology.

The Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast and the Rotary Club of Bristol are proud to continue inspiring and nurturing the next generation of engineers and scientists, one Technology Tournament at a time. With initiatives like these, the future of innovation in Bristol looks brighter than ever.