Extra-Curricular Technology

tech clubY9 Technology Club

There is a Technology Club aimed at Yr9 pupils which runs on selected Wednesday afternoons during the 2nd and 3rd terms. Club activities focus around “mini” technology projects and aim to build on the skills learned in class.

 

RotaryYr10 Rotary Club Technology Competition

This Year for the first time a Team from Dalriada attended the Annual Limavady Rotary Club Technology competition. The team, made up of four Yr10 pupils had to solve a set engineering problem and were provided with a set number of components, through which they had to design and manufacture a solution. This year teams had to design and manufacture a self-propelled car using nothing more than a 200g weight and some gear wheels. The team from Dalriada, despite it being our first year in the competition achieved a very respectable 4th place overall from a total of 18 entrants. It is hoped to make this competition an annual event on the Technology and Design department calendar.

 

F1F1 in Schools

Each Year AS Level students are offered the opportunity to enter a team into the Northern Ireland finals of the international F1 in Schools Competition. Each team has to design and manufacture a miniature F1 car out of balsa wood using CAD/CAM design tools. The cars are powered by CO2 cartridges and are attached to a track by a nylon wire. Over the years teams from Dalriada have enjoyed much success in this annual competition.