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Numeracy week 2019

As part of the College's Numeracy Week, students have been putting their mathematical abilities and numerical agility to the test; with a series of after-school challenges and events coordinated by our mathematics department.

The first challenge students faced was Geocache; a mathematics and geography-based treasure hunt, where students used their map reading skills to solve a series of maths problems, located around the college campus. The event culminates with a race against the clock to tackle the final task; a Countdown style question to make a specific number using the coordinates and answers they'd found along the way.

Keeping with the 'race against the clock' theme, our second after-school activity was Countdown. Competing in their House teams, students had just sixty seconds to solve mathematical problems in a format similar to the popular TV show. Unfortunately Rachel Riley was not available to moderate the competition so instead, we had our own glamorous assistant, Mrs Greig helm the whiteboard.

A huge well done to all the students that took part in all the available activities during Numeracy Week. The competition was very close this year with Romsey securing their House as the Geocache champions and Goodwood House taking the top spot during Countdown.