Brilliant maths at Tweedmouth Middle
A group of Year 7 Tweedmouth Community Middle School students have been taking part in the Brilliant Club.
The programme is run by Newcastle University promoting access to highly selective universities.
Students attended an initial launch event in Newcastle and met their PhD student tutor and took part in a mathematics lecture, tutorial and tour of the university.
The PhD student later visited the school – carrying out five tutorials with the students, teaching them higher level maths skills – promoting problem-solving and higher-level thinking. Not only did the students take every tutorial with a sense of curiosity and intrigue but dedicated countless lunchtimes and after-school hours to completing their assessments.
Calum Arthur, Adam Newton, Isabel Gilchrist, Kayla Whitehead, Frances Walmsley, Barney Hastie, Rufus Martin, Kody Mullins and Conal Ham all graduated.
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Meanwhile, 45 students took part in their Level 1 and 2 Bike Ability Course.
Students participated in a playground session where they learnt how to check their bike tyres and brakes, how to signal safely and balance on their bike - key skills needed to ride safely on the road.
Students then progressed onto riding on the roads in Prior Park, learning how to take responsibility for their own safety and applying their skills learnt in the playground.