Friday, 22 September 2017

Pupils work together to solve puzzles

PUPILS at Crazies Hill Primary School took part in a day of puzzle-solving.

The school was visited by the Happy Puzzle Company, from London, which holds workshops at schools nationwide. The children were split into groups and asked to complete puzzles ranging from giant jigsaws to ones where 20 different-shaped pipes had to be connected to form a perfect square.

The activities are designed to teach problem-solving, teamwork and persistence.

After the workshops, parents were invited to see the children’s work and buy some of the puzzles. Jo Shell, who teaches years five and six, said: “The children had to work as a team and consider different ways of finding solutions to problems. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and showed some excellent teamwork.”

Tommy Loveridge, 11, said: “Some of the puzzles were really hard but this helped us to work together.”

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