2020 Technology Tournament

March 03, 2020

Tuesday  3rd March saw the 4th Rotary Technology Tournament get under way at Loreto College. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coleraine teams from Loreto, Coleraine College, Dominican College and Coleraine Grammar took part. 15 teams in all entered.

In teams of four the students had to build an advertising billboard with a flashing light.  The light had to flash at a particular frequency depending on the ages of the competitors. 

The students took to the task with great enthusiasm and produced some great  creative results over the day.

The winners were:

Foundation - 1st Coleraine Grammar Team 1

                     2nd Coleraine College Team 1

Intermediate - Coleraine Grammar Team 4

Advanced  - Loreto College Team 3

Overall Winner and recipient of the Trophy - Coleraine Grammar School Team 1

Congratulation to ALL the participants

2019 Technology Tournament

March 12, 2019

​The 3rd Technology Tournament held by the Rotary Club of Coleraine was on the 12th March 2019 and again hosted by Loreto College, Coleraine.

It was a great success with 48 students from three local schools taking part. This year’s challenge was to build a model vehicle capable of retrieving a container of hazardous waste from a derailed railway carriage. To make life more difficult there was a bridge in the way!

Students from Loreto College, Coleraine Grammar and the Dominican College competed to win the first prize of £80 per team in each of three categories.  The entries were amazing and showed great creativity, teamwork and technical ability from those involved.

The winners were:

Foundation   1st -   Dominican College Team 3 : Charlotte Muldoon, Rachel Getty, Joseph Moo, Jack Douglas.

                     2nd – Coleraine Grammar Team 2: Luke Noel, Aaron Pritchard, Ceira Kennedy, Natasha Hamilton.

Intermediate 1st –  Coleraine Grammar Team 3: Amy McNeill, Travis Dodds, Leah Currie, Tegan Love.

Advanced     1st –  Coleraine Grammar Team 5, Dillon McLennon,  Mathew Murchison, David Sherard, Stevie Taggart.

The overall winner of the Rotary Technology Shield, presented by Mrs Rosemary Armstrong, was the Dominican College Team 3.

This was a fantastic result as the same team won last year as well!

The Rotary Club of Coleraine intend to run the Tournament again next year with hopefully even more students and schools taking part.


2018 Technology Tournament

March 07, 2018

The 2nd Rotary Technology Tournament was held at Loreto College on the 7th March and 10 teams from 3 local schools took part. In teams of four they were challenged to send a capsule into space!

The capsule however was a plastic airflow golf ball and the propulsion by elastic bands.

The Foundation task was to construct a launch mechanism capable of sending the capsule 3 metres in the air and to land as close as possible to the launch site. The Intermediate teams had to add a parachute and the Advance teams had to add a detachable rocket.

The initial part of the day was given over to designing the project and the teams were marked not only on their designs but on how well they worked as a team. The afternoon was given over to the construction and testing elements.

The independent judges were very impressed by all the teams’ efforts but the winners were:

First - Dominican College Team1.  Rachel Getty, Charlotte Muldoon, Jack Douglas and Joseph Mooney

Second - Loreto College  Team 2. Aine Quigley, Allan Chan, Kate McIvor and Ciaran O’Kane.

Third - Coleraine College Team 4. Lewis Tosh, Alex Lamont, Rachel Wright and Adam Gourley.

Loreto College Team1, Dominican College Team 2 and Coleraine College Team 3 were Highly Commended.

The prizes were presented by Rosemary Armstrong of the Rotary club of Coleraine who donated the prizes and the Mayor, Councillor Joan Baird. All the students who took part received a certificate presented by Kathy Mackenzie President of the Rotary Club of Coleraine.

The Rotary Club of Coleraine wishes to thank Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, for hosting the event and for his continued support.


2017 Technology Tournament

March 02, 2017

The inaugural Coleraine Rotary Technology Tournament was held on the 2nd March in the Loreto College, Coleraine to whom we own a debt of thanks.

The event was attended by the Mayor, Alderman Maura Hickey, ADG William Cross and President Sue of the Rotary Club of Coleraine. 

12 teams of four from 3 schools were entered. Loreto College, North Coast Integrated College and Coleraine Grammar School.

A great day was had by all with all teams showing real ingenuity and skill in designing and producing their models. All students were immediately engaged in the challenge and were totally absorbed for the whole day..

The winning teams, each winning a cash prize donated by one of the Rotary Club of Coleraine members, were all from Coleraine Grammar.

The event was a great success due to the support of so many club members and will be a much anticipated event for next year.

Graeme Strachan

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