Bolton Schools' Technology Tournament puts talent to the test

Posted on Tuesday 21st February 2017

Bolton schoolchildren put their engineering skills to the test when they competed in a tournament to find the town’s top talent.

Festival Hall hosted Bolton Schools’ Technology Tournament with Year 9 pupils from the local area taking part.

In the first event of its kind, Bolton School were declared the winners after completing the five challenges. These included a variety of construction exercises including building a bridge, devising a structure that would delay a marble hitting the floor from one metre high and to make a structure that would cushion the impact of a pendulum.

Points were awarded by the three judges for each project with the winning team awarded a trophy and medals. 

The overall winning school was Bolton School with Canon Slade School second, Sharples High School third and UTC Bolton fourth.


Pupils from UTC Bolton at the competition.

Andy Smith, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Bolton presented the awards to the winning teams.

The event was supported by the University of Bolton, Greenhalghs' Bakery, Tesco, Bolton Rotary Club and Bolton Council.

‘It was fantastic to be able to use the splendid Festival Hall,’ said the event’s organiser Margaret Clarke.

‘The students learnt a lot from the event and a realisation that science and technology are both great fun and that they will lead us into the future.’


 Bolton School students who formed part of the winning team.