Year 8 – Puzzle Day
On Monday 16th April all students in Year 8 took part in our annual Puzzle Day. The sessions were run by the Happy Puzzle Company who brought a range of activities to test resilience with problem solving.
The first activity was “Perilous Penguins”, where students had to stack thirty penguins on a wobbly iceberg without any falling off. The next activity was a 20-piece jigsaw of a road map which had over 70,000 solutions. Our students only had to find one! There were a range of approaches to this activity with everyone showing excellent enthusiasm! Other activities included a pipe work jigsaw, hexagonal colour coded jigsaw and many more.
Rebecca, from The Happy Puzzle Company said:
“The students were all amazing, they never gave up and showed excellent teamwork with all the challenges! I was a bit nervous about teaching high school students but they were wonderful to work with!”
A student in 8M-K1 said:
“The puzzle with all the pipes took us ages! I was so happy when we finally got it!”
A student in 8M-QA said:
“The road map puzzle was well hard! I was so happy that we completed before my friends group!’’
A massive thank you to all of the students who took part in Puzzle Day; all students were excellent ambassadors for the school and a pleasure to work with.