We are proud to be once again hosting The Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses – a series of hands-on interactive sessions aimed at opening children’s eyes to the excitement, beauty and value of mathematics.
Run in partnership with the Royal Institution, representing the cutting edge of STEM education, students from our Sixth Form are trained by mathematicians to deliver a series of six exciting Saturday morning workshops for primary aged girls in our local area. We have very much enjoyed sharing this memorable experience with Year 5 students from the local community and are delighted this year to have increased the number of schools involved and to have welcomed children from Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Priestmead Primary School, Pinner Wood School, Greenfields Primary School and Ruislip Gardens Primary School to work alongside pupils from our own Prep School.
These budding young mathematicians had a very enjoyable morning on Saturday finding out about Florence Nightingale and how she used maths to help improve how hospitals operated. They began with a treasure hunt and had to find and solve questions that were dotted around the room.
They then moved on to making bar charts and pie charts by standing in rows or circles, before making their own pie charts with the help and support of our Sixth Formers, who volunteered to be part of these sessions.
‘The maths Masterclass was a great opportunity for us to develop the mathematics of younger pupils as well as broaden our insights into female Mathematicians, such as Florence Nightingale.’
Abirame, Taz and Achuthaa, Sixth Form Students
The girls had a great time and are looking forward to the next masterclass and attending the Celebration Day being held at the Royal Institution in Mayfair in July.