Hampton Court History TripOctober 12, 2023
Year 7 Settling In EveningOctober 17, 2023
Oxford Maths Trip
At St George's School students enjoy, learn and appreciate Maths not only in the classroom, but also through the appreciation of our world. Year 10 students have recently taken part in a trip to Oxford where they were able to admire the beauty of an iconic University city, and also learn about different ways in which Maths helps scientists to understand the way of life of different creatures millions of years ago.
The day began at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, where the students were welcomed by a world of scientific wonders. They delved into the role of mathematics in the theory of evolution, gaining a deeper understanding of how mathematical principles underpin the diversity of life on Earth. The visit included an opportunity to interact with some Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches, providing a hands-on perspective of mathematical concepts in the natural world.
After a thought-provoking morning at the Museum of Natural History, the students set off for the Ashmolean Museum. This cultural treasure trove showcased mathematics across history, demonstrating how mathematical concepts have shaped various aspects of human life. The students explored exhibits and artifacts that displayed the evolution of mathematical thought through different eras, from ancient civilizations to the modern age.
As the students returned to school, they brought back with them not only newfound knowledge but also an appreciation for the role of mathematics in the natural world.