An Amersham school triumphed at a technology tournament held at Chiltern Hills Academy on February 24.
The event was organised by the Chesham Rotary Club, and Dave Watson, president of Amersham Rotary, was one of the judges on the day.
Almost 100 students competed at the event, where they were tasked with building a device that could pick up a ball from a distance of 1.5 metres, and move it onto a target. It needed a hand mechanism on the end and a trigger to release it.
The Beacon School in Amersham received first place at the foundation level, Chiltern Hills Academy won the advance and intermediate, and Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe was crowned as the overall winner.
Dave said: “It was difficult; it was at least four hours of work. The teams had to work together and have a plan. They had to have a leader and work on design, project management, improvements and construction, and then do the testing before they could enter the final competition. They then had one minute to complete the task.”
The judges met prior to the event to carry out the task in order to understand how hard it is.