As part of the Numeracy programme, OPA hosted a Puzzle Challenge Day which incorporated thinking skills, team skills and communication skills. The main purpose of the day was to raise our students’ own expectations of what they can achieve.
The Puzzle Challenge Day consisted of between three and five programmes with up to 50 students in each session. The students encountered a variety of challenges, most of which were solved within a few minutes, but which required each team to work together and carefully develop strategies in order to find a solution. If the temptation to give up started to appear, the programme taught the students how to persevere, put their own skills to better use as part of a team and overcome difficulties by approaching problems from different perspectives.
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We are pleased to announce that 6th Form are able to return to the Academy on Monday 8th January 2018.
Please come straight to Room 30 (Elm Centre) for CPRE at 8:50am prompt and NOT the 6th Form Area.
Full business wear as usual, however please be advised to bring an extra jumper / cardigan etc. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming back our 6th Form on Monday