PEMBROKESHIRE school and college students rose admirably to a complicated engineering challenge when they competed in the county's first-ever Rotary Technology Tournament on Thursday.

A total of 28 teams representing Pembrokeshire College; Ysgol Harri Tudur, Pembroke; Castle School, Narberth; Redhill, Llandissilio; Milford Haven School; Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard and Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi, St Davids took part in the event, which was organised by Rotary clubs in Pembrokeshire.

The teams - whose members were aged from 11 to 18 - were tasked to come up with innovative ideas to construct a crane-like structure to manually lift and move a load from and along a track.

Milford Haven School were the Foundation Stage winners, with the Intermediate section won by Redhill and Pembrokeshire College being the Advanced victors.

Rotary District Governor, Clive Edwards, praised the enthusiasm of all the teams in the event at Pembrokeshire College and added: "We hope this will motivate other areas within south Wales to stimulate our young people into entering engineering as a profession."

Prizes were presented by the High Sheriff of Dyfed, Stephen Mansel Davies; Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Dyfed, Sharron Lusher; Pembrokeshire County Council chairman, Councillor Aden Brinn; the Sheriff of Haverfordwest, Chris Thomas and Pembrokeshire County Council's director of schools, Kate Evan-Hughes.

All were extremely impressed with the high standard and concentration demonstrated by students on the day.