Even with the recent lockdown, pupils have not had to miss out on some fantastic enrichment opportunities. Last year, Wilson's School was the most successful school to take part in the annual University of Southampton Maths Challenge and this year we hope to retain our title with a staggering 88 entries across Years 7 to 10. Just this week, pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, an essential day in the Maths department calendar (second to Pi Day of course). Elsewhere, we have our weekly Key Stage 3 Problem Solving Club and the online Parallelogram challenges, which sees Year 7 and Year 8 forms competing against each other on problems coordinated by the wonderful Simon Singh, with winners announced at the end of this half term.
Other year groups have not missed out either. Some of our Year 9, Year 10 and Lower 6th pupils have been participating in a UKMT Mentoring Scheme and we are hoping to run our postponed Key Stage 4 House Competition this term as well, so we can finally see which house is best at Maths!
Unfortunately, our Maths Circle lectures, which we host every year for Lower 6th students across the borough, were cancelled last term. We were still able to share some exciting online lectures with our Lower 6th students on a range of topics outside of the curriculum, with thanks to the various universities and organisations for putting them on. This was in addition to the Key Stage 5 Problem Solving Club that ran all through the Autumn term.
In these challenging times, it has genuinely been a thrill to see our pupils still as keen as ever to take advantage of all that we offer here at Wilson's and this is not an exhaustive list by any means! To find out more information about enrichment, pupils can ask their Maths teachers.