Students test their skills at the annual Rotary technology challenge. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Problem-solving students but their skills to the test on Tuesday in the annual Rotary technology challenge.

Organised by the Priory Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, teams from King’s Lynn Academy, the town’s King Edward VII (KES) Academy, Springwood High School and Smithdon High School at Hunstanton competed in three categories.

Teams of four students had five hours to use their team-building skills to complete a technical challenge using limited materials.

Twenty teams took part in the tournament, sponsored by North Lynn-based firm Bespak and held at King’s Lynn Academy. 

Foundation winners were Smithdon with Springwood second. Intermediate winners were King’s Lynn Academy with KES second and the advanced category for sixth-form students saw teams from KES finish first and second.

Bespak business president Keyvan Djamarani presented the shields and trophies to the winners and runners up and praised the students for demonstrating skills which would help them in the working world. 

Rotarian Richard High, who organised the tournament, said it was a tough challenge but the students showed an “amazing, wide range” of problem-solving solutions.