Sixty MK students tackle secret Rotary Club challenge

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Solving problems in the home of Colossus

Sixty students from schools across Milton Keynes will be demonstrating their creativity and ingenuity at the annual Rotary Technology Tournament to be held at The National Museum of Computing on Tuesday 3 March. The challenge is part of a UK network of Rotary Technology Tournaments.

Working in teams of four, the students will be set a secret challenge in the home of Colossus, a venue now world-famous for successes in solving secret challenges.

The students will be provided with a set of tools and asked to design and implement a solution to a challenge revealed to them on the day. A team of judges will select the winners in three age categories.

A Milton Keynes Rotary spokesperson said: “The students will need to have good communication and team skills and be well organised. They will need to be able to show the development of their solution in a design portfolio and then produce a working model to a real-world problem – all in the course of one day.”

This year the winning teams will each receive a FUZE programmable computer and electronics workstation, which, by harnessing the potential of the Raspberry Pi, brings to life the key stages of the ICT curriculum in a fun and engaging way.

The Rotary Clubs of Milton Keynes are grateful to the sponsors of this year’s Technology Tournament: TNMOC, FUZE, Ceravision, Tech Mahindra and PJ Care.

The Milton Keynes Rotary Technology Tournament at TNMOC is part of an annual UK-wide competition organised by local Rotary groups. It is designed to help develop the skills and talents of young people.

Rotary is a worldwide network translating passions into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities.

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