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Junior Boys Get Problem Solving

Activities have been taking place all week at Junior Boys as part of their Problem Solving Week. The boys have been challenged to work together to solve a whole range of problems from observing fingerprints to codebreaking in maths and investigating probability using monopoly.

Investigating FingerprintsOne of the activities that the whole school got involved in was a Water Aid Pipeline challenge. This activity was also to raise awareness of the plight of children in third world countries, and the difficulties they face in accessing fresh safe drinking water.

Early Years to Year 6 created a human pipeline and transferred water from the pre prep area to the planters found towards the other end of the school field. Each pupil brought in a container no larger than 2L capacity. There were small wellies, sandcastle buckets, fancy dress helmets and much more.

The boys  managed to transfer 3.29L (3L 290ml) in 15 minutes. Boys were shocked how difficult it was to transfer water despite having over 200 pupils in the line.

We had removed 10L from the starting bucket but only transferred just over 3L in 15 minutes.

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