School News

Prep School Puzzles and Problems

Birkdale Prep and Ashdell pupils were treated to a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company recently.


The aim of the day was to provide a practical learning environment for the boys and girls to solve mathematical puzzles and problems in groups. Activities included balancing penguins on a pirate ship, building a tree, sequencing tiles to crack the code and building a foam cube. With many different strategies and ideas within each group, it soon became clear that listening to one another was an invaluable skill.

At the end of the day, parents were invited to come in and buy some early Christmas presents. We look forward to our visit next year from the Happy Puzzle Company.

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