Students rise to Escape Room challenge
10 May 2017
HAP students used their wits and skills in problem-solving and code cracking when they faced the challenge of the Escape Rooms, Plymouth.
The Year 9 and 10 Maths HAP Club are officially Escape artists after taking on the puzzle challenge at Stonehouse.
Escape Rooms is a real-life room escape game which requires players to work together to solve hidden puzzles to escape a locked-in themed room, before the one-hour timer runs out.
It gives players the opportunity to use their intuition, teamwork skills and intelligence to accomplish a unique and challenging task.
"They were set the challenge of solving puzzles, clues and riddles to find keys and codes to help them escape from a locked room," explained Mrs Cousins, Raising Standards Leader Year 9 and 10 Maths.
"This was all in the name of learning (and fun!) as a Maths and problem-solving enrichment activity for our High Achieving Pupils."
The first group had to navigate around a Cold War-themed room, complete with smoke and gas masks, whilst the second group had to escape from a psychedelic, topsy-turvy room which included fancy dress!
"Both teams performed fantastically, working together as a team to solve problems, think laterally and decode, and both teams managed to escape just inside the one-hour time limit."
HAP Club students also got the chance to work with a STEM construction kit from MTa Learning.
"Six of our HAP club students were set the challenge of constructing any working piece of machinery they could imagine from a specially-created STEM construction kit, kindly on loan to us from MTa," said Mrs Cousins.