From 16th to 18th March, Year 8 pupils attended the annual Maths residential trip to Anglesey. The residential is to allow the pupils to develop their wider mathematical abilities in a range of contexts outside the classroom. Puzzles that required the application of logic, obstacles to overcome by thoughtful strategies and problems that pupils had to solve using quick thinking were also on the agenda - as was an exciting trip to the Tree Top high ropes adventure course in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales.

Jumping 60 feet out of a tree may not be your idea of fun, but Year 8 certainly enjoyed it when coming to the end of the high ropes course. Pupils followed a maths trail and then guided each other through the trees 60 feet high swinging on tyres and jumping from platform to platform.

Year 8 Residential trip to Anglesey March 2009