On Thursday 21 November, the Mayor of Winchester, along with 160 pupils and parents from 13 schools in Hampshire attended a celebration of the Primary Schools Maths Challenge. The Challenge aims to make pupils think outside the box. The questions asked are not necessarily subjects that have been covered in the curriculum but create a great starting point for further discussion and can often be solved by logical reasoning.
Since June 2019, pupils have attended our mentoring programme at the school, led by Mrs Zampeta in the Maths department to support them in their maths learning. We invite pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 from all Hampshire state schools who enjoy mathematics and are keen on developing their problem solving skills. In October, fifty pupils sat the Winchester Maths Challenge, which we devised as useful preparation for the national competition. Winchester College hosted the Challenge competition earlier this month, for the second year running, and some of the pupils have now qualified to sit the Bonus round in February.
The celebratory event brought together pupils, parents and their Winchester College mentors for tea, cake and certificates, which were presented by the Mayor.
The school runs a numberof maths clubs and events during term time including:
For more information about any of these sessions or to book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
19th September 2020
Science School has a diverse collection of fascinating objects, from an 18th-century microscope, fossils and taxidermy birds, to apparatus used to teach physics in the early 20th century. Twenty-four of the most interesting and unusual objects from the collection are now online.
1st June 2020
In our latest Thought for the Week, Dr Jamie Barron notes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought scientists into the spotlight, but that science by its nature sits uncomfortably with the world of the sound-bite.
19th May 2020
This year, Winchester Maths Summer School will go ahead, virtually. 25 students from the maintained sector will enjoy maths challenges, get advice from current undergraduates, and prepare to study maths at university.
2nd April 2020
The challenge was to create an innovative and beautiful design for electric vehicle charge points.
10th February 2020
The international, scientific journal, Physics Education, has published a paper by students and teachers from Winchester College and Barton Peveril College.