On Wednesday 20tApril the children took part in a puzzle challenge day organised by the Happy Puzzle Company.
Everyone worked in small groups trying to solve 3D puzzles. The atmosphere in the school hall was electric! All children were engaged and excited by the challenges and the cooperation within the groups was lovely to see.
The puzzles looked easy until they began trying to solve them! Their task then became one of turning the apparently impossible into the possible. As they did so, each child was improving their personal learning and thinking skills and their team skills, whilst boosting their confidence. The puzzles ranged from large jigsaws to small wooden puzzles requiring logic and systematic problem solving skills. If the temptation to give up started to appear, the programme taught the children how to persevere, put their own skills to better use as part of a team and overcome difficulties by approaching problems from different perspectives
At the end of each session the children were desperate to try more! What a great day we all had.