A week in the life of William Morris Middle School, Mitcham, Surrey;Snapshots

22nd October 1999 at 01:00
(Photograph) - A visit by television presenter Johnny Ball of Tomorrow's World (and father of Zo ) was the highlight of a maths week at William Morris school. He involved children in calculating heights and areas of Egyptian pyramids, discussing the nature of p and electricity, and seeking answers to other puzzles. The visit came on the final day of a week in which 600 eight to 12-year-olds had worked with staff and parents on projects that included origami, Chinese lattice work and Indian rangoli patterns. Deputy head Sally arthey says the week aimed to make everyday maths come alive for children. It was also cross-curricular and involved the community - hence the bingo night with fish and chip supper.

Snaps by Jacky Chapman.

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