Highclare Senior School had the pleasure of welcoming Yr6 prep pupils to The Abbey this week as part of our cross over schedule of events.
Split into 2 groups prep pupils visited our DT and maths department where they put their creativity and mental maths to the test!
Pupils used ‘Tinkercad’ a 3D CAD program, to create unique and creative 3D models, mostly of unusual buildings but also cars and animal characters. The most successful of these will be printed in the senior school DT department and sent to the prep school for the students to see.
The maths department introduced pupils to modular arithmetic, a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers “wrap around” when reaching a certain value, called the modulus. The modern approach to modular arithmetic was developed by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his book Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, published in 1801.
Pupils behaved impeccably and their enthusiasm to try new things was inspirational, Senior School staff can’t wait to welcome you back again!