Pupils get to grips with maths with the help of animals

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 November 2017

Students at their Longleat Safari Park visit. Picture: The Kings of Wessex Academy

Students at their Longleat Safari Park visit. Picture: The Kings of Wessex Academy

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Year nine students from a Cheddar school showed off their maths skills at Longleat Safari Park.

Pupils from The Kings of Wessex Academy, in Station Road, visited the tourist destination to apply their skills learned in the classroom to real life situations.

Students were converting between different units of measurement including speed, distance and time.

They were tasked to answer a range of questions with a focus on animals and the outdoors to test their thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Subject leader for maths, Vicky Ward, said: “I am so pleased the students really grasped the concepts of maths which we have been studying.

“They worked hard to apply them in this real life situation.

“They showed how maths is a very relevant subject for everyday life – especially on this occasion in a safari park.”

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