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Either side of the Christmas holidays, in excess of 500 students from across Cornwall and Devon participated in university-based enrichment events in Plymouth and Falmouth. Students and their teachers experienced a range of varied and engaging workshops, such as the use of the wave tank and its applications, how letters containing coded messages were sent by prisoners of war and decoded by mathematicians based in Plymouth, and many more.

Students had the opportunity to see the University of Plymouth and University of Exeter Penryn campuses and work with students from other schools. Part of each day involved a short talk on how maths (Core Maths and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics) could be used to support different career paths.

Comments from teachers attending these events included:

  • “It was such a good event and great to see the campus at Penryn too.”
  • “My students really enjoyed the range of activities on offer.”
  • “An email from a parent said their daughter was really inspired by the day.”

Similar events are taking place in the summer term and details will be posted on our website.

Can you crack the code?

Within this statement is the code for PASSPORT:

“Good roasted beef yesterday night; possibly the nicest meal you treated us to in February. You could win many prizes and your recommendations are great.”

What about:

“Many young friends walked together in Manchester to see Great Expectations showing, mostly late, in Withington or Burnage.”

Can you crack it?

By Margaret Harding

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