Students close the age gap at Midhurst Rother College

Year 8 students Joe Cook and Ted Murray
Year 8 students Joe Cook and Ted Murray
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WHEN it comes to technology, Year 8 students at Midhurst Rother College lead the field.

And just to prove it, they came home with a silver award and a fourth place in the district Rotary Club Technology Tournament even though all their opponents were a year older than the college’s two teams.

Cameron Gibbon, Holly Leavens and Mart Oomen won the silver award, while Marianne Mason, Joe Cook, Ted Murray and Holly Benham won a fourth place.

They competed against Year 9 students from nine other schools in the region at the contest hosted by the Forest School in Horsham.

Their challenge was to plan, design and build a cash counter, which was also capable of separating and storing coins.

Head of design and technology at the college, Scott Atkinson, said: “They immediately took a very professional approach to the brief, working as close-knit teams and utilising their creative thinking and project management skills.”