The Maths Department organised a Year 9 maths masterclass on Tuesday, after school, for 16 invited students. The theme of the session was game theory, and they looked at four different theories; Deal or No Deal, The Cake Cutting Game (this seemed to be the favourite!), Rock Paper Scissors and The Pirate’s Dilemma. The student’s learnt that game theory involves strategic decision making and the choices people make are often based upon what they think somebody else will do.
All students involved enjoyed the challenges they were given, and staff enjoyed showing these students an area of maths that is normally not explored within lessons.
A group of Year 9 students started their Maths Leadership course this week by teaching a group of Year 5&6 students some algebra. About 70 students attended over the two sessions from 7 different feeder schools. The schools involved were Hermitage, St Johns, Goldsworth, Holy Trinity, Knaphill. Brookwood and Sythwood. Barnsbury should be joining us for the next sessions in February.
I am pleased to report that 3 year 11 boys (Keenan, Ryan and Brad) have completed and passed the 2 day NVQ Level 2 Cycle Fit Course. The course covered:
Fit appropriate cycle to clients
Inspect cycles for wear/adjustment/replacement
Testing the cycle for road worthiness
The boys completed these 2 days on last week’s inset and todays progress review day, down in the small sports hall, with Nathan from Cycle Horizons and Tom overseeing the event.
The boys were attentative and a pleasure to teach. In fact they have asked if they can do the Level 3 NVQ.
Students planning a trip to Borneo made and sold cupcakes to raise money for the adventure, during Progress Review Day. The cakes made an amazing display and many customers came back for more.
Assemblies this week have promoted the school production of The Sound of Music. The cast impressed students, staff and visitors with an excerpt from the performance. I am looking forward to seeing the production staged in the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking, as I know that students and staff have committed a huge amount of time and hardwork to the success of this project.