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    Jul 2017 - Maths Escape Rooms

    On the 13th and 14th of July Mr Boulton-Lear and the Maths department invited the School Escape Rooms company to QEGS to run exciting and innovative Maths sessions based around problem solving. The answers to these problems gave a unique code to enable them to break into a box in the quickest time possible. This was no walk in the park and the tricky activities saw only 25% of the teams cracking all of the codes. Theo (Year 9) led his team to victory achieving the fastest time of an amazing 31 minutes.

    The company were invited in to share the immersive learning experience that succeeds in promoting Problem Solving, logical reasoning and Team Work. Staff and students witnessed their peers’ imagination and creativity come to life in exciting and exhilarating ways.

    It was a very successful day with students feeding back comments such as, “it was a blast and I will go to more”. Many of the students enjoyed working with different people that they may not usually work with, ““really fun, team building, really unique”. What was really pleasing for the Maths department was the buzz around having fun with Maths with one student saying, “I loved it because it really got my brain working and it was an awesome way to encourage people who are not keen on maths”.

    It’s safe to say that the day was a great success and we look forward to using these skills in Maths lessons in the new academic year.

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