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Challenge News

Here you can find news of all the latest activities which have taken place as part of the Challenge provision at Walthamstow School for Girls.

Debate Chamber Summer Schools – Includes Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Science, Art History, Philosophy, History, Politics, Law, Economics, Physics and English Literature
 

The Debate Chamber is running a number of Summer Schools next year.

Have a look at this website to find out more. There is also some information on the Challenge Board.

It is possible to apply for a bursary to cover the cost.

https://debatechamber.com/summerschools/

Feedback from students who have attended Debate Chamber courses in the past has always been very positive.

Ms Robinson
Challenge Coordinator

Advice from the University of Oxford
 

Advice from Dan Pugh-Bevan, our schools liaison officer from the University of Oxford, is for students to have a little black book. Whenever students do anything connected with their learning, above and beyond what is learnt in the classroom, the idea is to write it down. Then, after leaving Walthamstow School for Girls, when going for interviews for colleges and universities, the book can be referred to, and the activities remembered and talked about.

The type of things to write about, could be books read, films seen, museums or galleries visited,  TV programmes watched etc

Watching Hannah Fry’s TV series about the magic and mystery of maths could be a good start:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bn9dth

Ms Robinson
Challenge Coordinator

Black History Month Maths
 

Year 7 have been learning how to play the African game, Oware, in their maths lessons for Black History Month.

The game has a few simple rules, but takes a lifetime to master!

Students can carry on at home, playing against a computer, by downloading it from:

https://www.myriad-online.com/resources/docs/awale/english/index.htm

Ms Robinson
Challenge Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Published 19/06/19

    Last puzzle this term!

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  • Student TED Ed Talks

    Published 17/05/19

    Year 7 & Year 10 students deliver their talks

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  • Key Stage 3 Challenge Day

    Published 16/05/19

    Students spend the day with Dan from Oxford University

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  • The Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Published 04/04/19

    WSFG Students Excel

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  • Puzzle of the Week Winners

    Published 01/04/19

    Students, Staff and Parents/Carers win prizes!

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  • Year 10 Trip to Cambridge

    Published 01/04/19

    Students learn about University life

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  • Year 10 Trip to Oxford

    Published 18/03/19

    Inspiring Day for our Students

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  • Mathletes Competition

    Published 18/03/19

    Year 10 Students Compete at George Monoux College

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  • World Pi Day 2019

    Published 18/03/19

    Record Breaking Day for WSFG Students

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  • Debating in the City

    Published 17/01/19

    Year 10 Students Compete

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  • Maths Inspiration

    Published 20/12/18

    Year 10 students enjoyed the show

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  • The Parallel Project

    Published 12/12/18

    Simon Singh's New Website Reviewed

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