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Christmas Sumdog Challenge results

Class winners in the Math’s S1 Christmas Sumdog Challenge were Dane Johnstone, Samantha Ellis, Ava Fairfield, Sean Hirst, Scott Downie, Peter Duncan, Jamie Stephen and Shane Edmonds.

A special mention for Ellie Adamson and Niamh Gilchrist-Brown who achieved the “Highest score” and “Highest accuracy” respectively.

Well done to the large numbers of pupils who took part in the challenge and scored some very high results!

Enterprising Maths Competition

A team of Bell Baxter High pupils – Sam Clark (S3), James Painter (S4), Elanor Thompson (S3) and Cameron Brown (S3) – took part in the National Final of the Scottish Enterprising Maths challenge.   Schools from across Scotland had qualified through regional heats with a total of 66 schools taking part in the final held at the Glasgow Science Centre.

The teams had to complete four challenging rounds, each testing a different aspect of maths and teamwork.  The team worked together well throughout the day and finished in a fantastic 5th place overall. Prizes were awarded for each round and the Bell Baxter team were delighted to discover they were the outright winners of the team round.

The team were presented with their prize by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP.

Mr S. Markham
[Maths Faculty]

Festival of Engineering opportunity, S1-S3

Pupils in S1-S3 are being offered the opportunity to attend the Festival of Engineering at Babcock Rosyth.  This event celebrates the world and wonder of engineering through challenges, games, speeches and technology.  If you would like to take part in this event and a Naval Engineering challenge in the lead up, with a chance to win prizes, please see Mrs Cameron in Room 332 at lunchtime on Thursday, 1st November.

Discovering engineering with S2 girls

“Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls”
is designed to inspire girls to discover the excitement and personal satisfaction behind a career in engineering through participation in team-based challenges.

The non-residential, two-day programme will run twice at the University of Strathclyde on 21st and 22nd January 2019, and then again on 24th and 25th January 2019.  There are 50 places available on each programme, all of which are fully-funded by the Weir Group.

As a non-residential programme, participants must be available to travel to and from the University of Strathclyde campus (Glasgow City Centre) each day.  A contribution towards travel costs will be provided and lunch will also be provided each day.

Further information about the programme, including details on
the application process, can be found on the “Young Weir-wise: Discovering engineering with S2 girls” website.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st October, 2018.