Technology Challenge 2014-15

Bringing their interdisciplinary topic to a close, Primary 7 pupils at Hermitage Primary School took part in their Technology Challenge presentation evening on Thursday 4th December.
Incorporating Technologies, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the Technology Challenge required pupils to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. Their progress had to be recorded in form of a booklet and Keynote presentation.

Vehicles had to move forwards, backwards and have working lights and were to be created within a given budget. In addition, pupils were granted an additional £10 by the Head Teacher in order to add extra technology such as LED lights, pulley operated doors, a working lift and even a moving dragon’s head!

Following weeks of hard work, last week, the 10 teams of 6 pupils spoke to a panel of 3 judges and an audience of invited guests and gave a presentation highlighting their achievements.

The judges were Mrs Kim Fletcher – Technical Department, Hermitage Academy, Mr John MacMillan – Regional Director for Currie & Brown, and Captain Mark Gayfer RN – Superintendent Fleet Maintenance for HMNB Clyde. In her summing up speech, Mrs Fletcher commented on how difficult it was to choose a winner as they had been very impressed with the efforts of all teams.

The winning team was U-PoP. This team impressed the judges with their mobile recording studio which included a working recording and playback sound module.