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The Norwood School

Yr 11 Maths Residential

Ana going for the bullseye!

On Friday the 29th of April, 18 intrepid, young mathematicians set off on a journey that would forever change their lives. Uncertain of what awaited them, the year 11 GCSE maths students set off for deepest darkest Wiltshire trusting in their stalwart leaders and teachers extraordinaire, Miss Kirby and Mr Gorman.

They arrived on Friday evening and, after diner, settled down for the night complete with face masks! Saturday was an all action mathventure. The group were fed and watered early before setting off at a blistering pace, whizzing their way through Pythagoras, trigonometry and compound measures. At noon it was time for a short break for sustenance followed by a quick test and then off outdoors for archery and the terrifying big swing. Gabi has an eagle’s eye with a bow and Didio showed his true mettle at a great height. While the others waited their turn they ardently battled against Gorman and Kirby’s algebraic challenges to win prizes galore! Proud of a day’s achievement, the group launched into a paper in the evening. Their strong answers would keep their teachers up marking late in to the night!

Although wearied from the day before, the group were up and at it again bright and early on Sunday (well most of them were!) and spent another day honing their sketching skills, battling algebra and improving any weaknesses from the previous day. The bus journey back was a peaceful scene -  as Norwood’s finest rested their weary eyes and minds. A rest that was richly deserved after three days of great effort and fantastic progress towards improving their GCSE results.