Is mathematics a risky business?
On 2nd February a group of year ten and eleven pupils from Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys came together to explore this question with the help of a top mathematician from Cambridge University. The roadshow aimed to give the best mathematicians from each school the chance to study the subject of risk and how we encounter it in the everyday world.
The roadshow was also a great way of bringing together pupils from Denbigh and Challney and to strengthen the partnership between the two schools. With this in mind, each school took the opportunity to organise an activity for the other and there was also an interactive quiz.
Year ten pupils from both schools took part in an A level mathematics taster session that was formulated by Challney High School for Boys and the year eleven pupils were mixed together in small groups and took part in a bridge building challenge. The groups had to use team work and mathematics to try and make their bridge the strongest.
This was an excellent opportunity to bring together our gifted mathematicians from both Challney High School for Boys and Denbigh High School. Our pupils demonstrated exceptional standards in their engagement, enthusiasm and performance working collaboratively with pupils from Challney High School for Boys. Teachers from both mathematics teams must be commended on planning the activities and working together to make this a successful project for our year ten and eleven pupils. Well done to everyone involved for making this a memorable event for both schools.
Mr A Choudhury - Assistant Headteacher/Head of Mathematics