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Thursday, 04 February 2016
Children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, enjoyed a challenging day with the Happy Puzzle Company. Pupils from Reception through to Year 2 enjoyed workshops where they took part in a series of puzzles and challenges, which all looked easy until the children actually started to solve them.
Working in small teams of three to five, the children had to work together throughout the session and the focus was on teamwork and sharing. Although it was great to complete the challenges, the real achievement was in not giving up and in working together.
There were lots of brain-teasing puzzles to try, from finding out how best to balance penguins on an iceberg to building unusual castles to putting together jigsaws with strange pieces and more! The children soon learned that the activities worked best when they listened to one another, took turns, and helped each other. The Happy Puzzle Company also helped the older children to think about tactics when tackling the challenges, such as the best place to start with jigsaws and how to arrange the penguins on the iceberg.
The children had lots of fun while working to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills.
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