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Year 7 Puzzle Day 2022

On Wednesday 13th July 2022, it was Puzzle Day for our Year 7 students.

The Year 7s were set a variety of mathematical, logic and physical tasks to challenge their problem- solving abilities. Split up into House Teams of up to 7 students, the Teams competed against each other in their House to be crowned overall winners as well as competing to be the top House of the Year, needing to use teamwork, organisational and communication skills to succeed.

The six tasks are listed here and we will describe two of them in further detail below: Tantrix; Stepping Stones; Hula Hoop race; Build a Cube; The Acid River; Frogs on a Log.

Year 7 Puzzle Day 2022


One of the tasks was the Acid River, where students had to pick up a ball and spoon before carefully crossing a bench. If they dropped the ball or fell off the bench they had to return to the start to begin again. Only one student was allowed on a bench at once and they had to pick up the ball and spoon and couldn’t be handed it.

Another task was Frogs on a Log, where students had to help their ‘frogs’ cross from one side of the lily pads to the other, however the frogs could only hop over a different coloured frog and not their own colour.

The competition was incredibly tight, with only several points separating each of the teams. Well done to Aqua 5 for being the top team overall at Puzzle Day and Aqua for being the overall House winners.

Congratulations to each of the students who took part and thank you to the Year 9 helpers and the Year 10 Prefects who assisted the Maths Faculty.