Rydal Penrhos: Y9 conclude Quad model project
July 22, 2020

A year group at Rydal Penrhos rounded off the academic year by concluding a maths project relating to one of the prominent buildings on-site.

The Year 9 contingent spent part of their time at Rydal Penrhos following the coronavirus lockdown putting a plan in place regarding a task given to them by Dr Luke Adamson and Darren Baker, Mathematics teachers at the school.

The project, which was implemented with a view to improving knowledge of dimensions and also inspiring creativity, centres on the school’s Memorial Quad.

In the lead-up to the constriction element of the task, each pupil involved spent considerable time around the Quad, measuring the area for the specifications needed in a socially distanced manner.

These measurements were then condensed in order to come up with the right size to make a scale model.

Mr Baker, said: “This is the final product of Year 9’s collaborative project where they had to measure distances using trundle wheels, clinometers to measure angles then use the ideas of Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometry and scale learned during the lockdown.

“In their groups they identified which buildings they wanted to create and as a year they managed to put them all together and you can see the impressive results.”

Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families. For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, prep@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydalpenrhos.com/open-days-visits.