New this year is the Technical Tournament competition. Eight schools
with 28 teams of all ages met at Pembrokeshire College on the 28th
March. The brief was to design and build a crane to travel a set
distance to pick up a container and then return to the start.
Teams were assessed on teamwork, their idea development, portfolio,
manufacture and design and finally how well their design worked!
More than 20 years ago, Pembroke Rotary drafted ideas for a new initiative in the area – and the Drug Awareness programme was born taking place each year to help schools engage in learning about the dangers of drugs. The programme alerts Year 6 leavers, who are set to embark on the next step in their education about the possible situations and scenarios in the future. Sponsored by Valero Energy the Rotary club invites Theatr FForwm Cymru at Swansea Metropolitan University to visit the schools where actors present the workshop in a dramatised but entertaining way exploring drug issues in a safe and positive environment. According to Mentor, the UK’s leading charity working to prevent alcohol and drug misuse amongst young people, the likelihood of pupils having ever taken drugs increases with age, from 11% of 11-year-olds to 37% of 15-year-olds. Pembroke Rotary is grateful to Valero for its ongoing interest and support in helping our local children prepare for their future.