Science and maths learning boost

THE second phase of a project mentoring gifted and talented students is well underway with pupils encouraged to think strategically in their learning.More than �70,000 has been given to the Waveney Community Forum to host the project,through a grant from the Department for Children, School and Families to help students raise their aspirations in maths and science.

THE second phase of a project mentoring gifted and talented students is well underway with pupils encouraged to think strategically in their learning.

More than �70,000 has been given to the Waveney Community Forum to host the project,through a grant from the Department for Children, School and Families to help students raise their aspirations in maths and science.

Split into six unique modules, middle school pupils from Gislesham, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Worlingham and St Felix School at Southwold have been given the chance to work together in a bid to show the benefits of each subject and future opportunities available.

Strategic Thinking is the second module, focusing the ability to apply it in all areas of learning.


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During the first part of the project 10 pupils from each of the six partner schools attended a day in the bio-medical labs at the University of East Anglia.

While there they learnt how to make hand cream, as well as solve a mystery of who stole the silverware, using forensic science tests.

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Part two of the project takes place on Tuesday at Bungay Middle School, when 16 pupils from each school will learn the art of playing GO, the ancient Chinese strategic game, with the help of Zen Machine, a company specialising in the teaching of the game, nationally and internationally.

Back at their own schools, the pupils will be asked to start a Go-Club and teach other pupils the rules of the game.

The final event in this project is planned for Tuesday, March 3, again at Bungay Middle School when the five best Go players per school battle it out for the title Go-Player of the Year.

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