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Truro High physics students scoop three top awards at Rotary Technology Tournament

Nine Truro High physics students are celebrating this week having swept the honours board at the Rotary Club’s Technology Tournament and took home more top awards than any other competitor.

Against tough competition from over 150 local students, the school’s Year 8, Year 10 and Sixth Form teams all performed brilliantly and together scooped three awards in this annual challenge to find Cornwall’s brightest and best young engineers.

The tournament challenges students to solve an interactive technology-based task and design, develop and build a solution with the materials supplied.  

It was the first time Truro High has entered this hotly-contested tournament so the girls were delighted to come out on top against the 10 local schools which entered teams. These included Nexus, Newquay Treviglas, Humphrey Davy, Mullion, Redruth School, Falmouth School, Penryn College, Penair and Hayle Academy. 

The competition was especially fierce in the Foundation category with 18 teams vying for prizes. This certainly didn’t faze the school’s Year 8 team who proudly took home the overall project prize for this category. The team consisted of Celeste, Sarah, Esme and Sophie.

It was also an exciting day for the school’s Sixth Form team who took all of the awards in their category whilst its Year 10 students performed brilliantly, showing off incredible teamwork and resilience throughout the tournament.

The Sixth Form team consisted of Maddie, Isabella, Charlie and Amy and the Year 10 team counted Meena, Sasha M, Scarlett and Beth amongst its ranks.

Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews said: “We are incredibly proud of every single girl’s contribution to this fantastic day and I’m delighted that their hard work has been rewarded. It’s a testament to the fact that we are preparing every girl to excel in whatever field she chooses, whether that’s in the arts, languages, sport, science, humanities or any one of the huge number of areas that they are passionate about.”

Published by: Grace Kennard

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