eyemouth High School technology students took part in the 21st century version of the Battle of Prestonpans last month - the Rotary Young Technologist Tournament held in the town.
They were among the 13 teams of students from high schools in Eyemouth, Dalkeith, Penicuik, Musselburgh and Prestonpans, and contestants ranged from aged 11 through to 16+.
The task was to discuss, plan, design, build and test a coin sorting machine, with the final product, plus working drawings being submitted to the judges - a team of professional civil engineers.
At the end of the competition the senior judge admitted: “I have to be honest; I don’t think that I could have done what any of these teams have achieved, they have been brilliant”
Eyemouth High School’s technology teacher Mr Paulin said afterwards: “I am delighted that we were able to enter a team this year, it was a real test of communication, creativity, team working, problem solving and technical skills. I know that our team gained a great deal from the experience and had a very positive and constructive day”.
Eyemouth High School’s depute head teacher Rob Chapman added: “I am delighted with the close working relationship that we have developed with the Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District and I would like to thank them for their support and assistance in facilitating this opportunity for our young technologists”.